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PhuckFonix 05-14-2005 08:38 PM

GUI Text editor
 
I'm looking for a fast loading, lightweight, wordpad.exe GUI equivalent for Linux. I use kate or kedit or kwrite at the moment, but those are much slower than wordpad( I use Debian Sarge w/Sid apt-pinning, KDE 3.2 , and 2.6.8-1 kernel).

Also, I have books that are txt files (they're public domain) that I want to read. Does anyone have the most comfortable solution to reading them? e.g. for pdf's I like to full-screen, fit-wide in acrobat reader. I think my only comfort problem with txt files is the, at the very least, seem more jaggy and, in turn, are less comfortable for me.

Mega Man X 05-14-2005 09:03 PM

I like gedit, but you could always try gvim or something. Acrobat reader is available for Linux too, but I use xpdf...

Andrew_Chapman 05-14-2005 09:07 PM

You should try gedit and/or leafpad.
Code:

apt-get install gedit leafpad
Both ar quite nice.

detpenguin 05-15-2005 01:09 AM

gedit is my favorite...kpdf for pdf files...

anindyanuri 05-15-2005 01:56 AM

I use acroread (Acrobat Reader 7.0 for Linux) for reading .pdf books and I like it. You may try installing it. It is free.

Regards
Anindyanuri

mrcheeks 05-15-2005 02:21 AM

There is also xpdf but i don't know if it supports full screen, but i bet so.

anindyanuri 05-15-2005 02:35 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by mrcheeks
There is also xpdf but i don't know if it supports full screen, but i bet so.
Easy, test it yourself whether it supports full screen or not. :)

Regards
anindyanuri

akudewan 05-15-2005 02:58 AM

If I remember correctly, wordpad also allows you to format your text in bold, italics etc.. It you want a perfect word-processor, you can also try abiword

yarjar 05-15-2005 03:43 AM

Code:

apt-get install cream
Best text editor evar.

mrcheeks 05-15-2005 07:16 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by anindyanuri
Easy, test it yourself whether it supports full screen or not. :)

Regards
anindyanuri

why would i install software that i don't/won't use :-) ...

anindyanuri 05-15-2005 07:45 AM

Cool man. It is just a friendly suggestion to check out the software yourself. You yourself will know the answer whether it supports the full screen or not.
Regards
Anindyanuri

PhuckFonix 05-16-2005 07:35 AM

Thanks all for the reply. For a notepad.exe type program leafpad works great without installing any gnome dependencies gedit or cream would require. I already have been using Acrobat Reader 7 and it's nice.

javaroast 05-16-2005 08:01 AM

Text Editor
 
Try nedit. I was looking for something similiar to ultraedit and nedit has worked well for me.

rickh 05-16-2005 10:04 AM

Vote #2 for nedit ... Gedit sux for really large files ... Wordpad is really more of a lightweight word processor than a text editor, and Linux has plenty of those.

Vim is also very nice, but with a bigger learning curve, and there are GUI interfaces available for it.

jailbait 05-16-2005 11:34 AM

"I'm looking for a fast loading, lightweight, wordpad.exe GUI equivalent for Linux. I use kate or kedit or kwrite at the moment, but those are much slower than wordpad."

I recommend mp (minimum profit).

http://www.triptico.com/software/mp.html

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