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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
Emacs 63 8.75%
Geany 65 9.03%
gedit 87 12.08%
jEdit 3 0.42%
joe 4 0.56%
Kate 61 8.47%
KWrite 20 2.78%
leafpad 28 3.89%
medit 5 0.69%
Midnight Commander Editor 13 1.81%
Mousepad 4 0.56%
nano 55 7.64%
Nedit 3 0.42%
pico 5 0.69%
RedCar 0 0%
Scite 7 0.97%
Scribes 1 0.14%
vi 49 6.81%
vim 247 34.31%
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:02 PM   #31
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Whenever I have to use anything other than Vim, it feels like somebody forced me to type using a single index finger.
Old 12-21-2012, 09:04 PM   #32
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KDevelop4\GUI and vim if i have to???learn!

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:19 PM   #33
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I could pick gedit and vim but they're not my bests.
Old 12-23-2012, 07:04 AM   #34
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"Pluma" for me these days.
Old 12-23-2012, 10:13 AM   #35
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Vim, although I use gedit from time to time.
Old 12-24-2012, 09:57 AM   #36
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I like now TEA Text Editor. I use it under Ubuntu 12.04. It works fine with different encoding. With it I trancoded into UTF-8 many Russian subtitles files for Israelite moves. No one text editor can do this, and so quickly.
Old 12-24-2012, 03:10 PM   #37
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:18 AM   #38
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vi/vim and Mousepad here.

Old 12-27-2012, 09:07 PM   #39
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I voted gedit, for it's tabbed abilities and colored text, although I most often use Kate because if its integration with KDE.
Old 12-28-2012, 01:21 AM   #40
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Gedit, will use vi if I really have to.
Old 12-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #41
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My favorite command-line editor is "emacs -nw" but I had to pick Geany because it compiles my code for me and is thus invaluable for my needs. (:
Old 12-29-2012, 09:36 AM   #42
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Kate - this is Sparta!
Old 12-31-2012, 03:54 PM   #43
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vim (because recently i am transitioning to CLI tools ) but mousepad is also pretty good !
Old 01-01-2013, 07:57 PM   #44
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Geany and the Midnight Commander Editor (mcedit) on the CLI. It is integrated with mc and is not only the easiest to use on the command line (no need to learn anything), but has also a very good set of features.
Old 01-02-2013, 03:30 PM   #45
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Vi (nvi is my choice to be more precise). In 2012 I discovered enpi script for joe editor, and I just couldn't stop typing in joe and printing letters. So I voted for joe as the editor of the year. However, always going back to Vi (nvi) from joe/enpi if I don't need GUI-looking formatted letters.

But that's for an old carry-everywhere laptop where I don't have any graphic environment. On my PC tower at home I use plain Leafpad and Libreoffice. Vi too in xterm occasionally, as I have xterm bound to ctrl+alt+t so it's quite a quick way to use vi.

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