Originally posted by rickh
That may be oversimplifying it a bit. On any vi I've used, you had to hit ESC everytime you wanted to move to another line ... then i again to edit that line. ... vim works as you describe.
Very strange, i've never had to do that -- I can move up and down between any line withouth having to press ESC -- it's only when I'm done editing I press ESC... Never mind, as long as it gets the work done.