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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


View Poll Results: Editor of the Year
vi/vim 588 37.96%
emacs/xemacs 134 8.65%
jEdit 28 1.81%
nano 150 9.68%
pico 49 3.16%
Kate 348 22.47%
gedit 122 7.88%
Nedit 32 2.07%
joe 30 1.94%
Scite 19 1.23%
Midnight Commander Editor 49 3.16%
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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Text Editor of the Year

This one is always fun
Old 01-28-2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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Of course vi here.
Maybe nano or pico.
But for gui I would go with nedit
Old 01-29-2006, 11:50 AM   #3
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I don't see my favorite.
Jed is anather one I like.
I guess I'll pick....

<edited later on>
I realize, theres only about 1000 text editors... I guess it'd be unrealistic to
list all of them, or even the 100 most popular... I'm not complaining.

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Old 01-29-2006, 11:56 AM   #4
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haha this is tough, vim is my console favourate and kate is my gui i use for java hmm.
Old 01-29-2006, 04:06 PM   #5
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emacs, you heathens. 8-]
Old 01-29-2006, 04:08 PM   #6
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vi, vi, vi...
Old 01-29-2006, 04:12 PM   #7
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I love you, Kate :-D
Old 01-29-2006, 05:56 PM   #8
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Kate and I are gonna get married!
Old 01-29-2006, 08:25 PM   #9
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Kate definitely for GUI, Nano for console
Old 01-29-2006, 09:02 PM   #10
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I gotta go with vi/vim, its always there for me.
Old 01-29-2006, 09:07 PM   #11
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I had to vote for vi as well. Although, I've been playing with Acme in Plan9 and that's pretty cool as well.
Old 01-29-2006, 09:14 PM   #12
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The vote goes to Kate. I also like the way you can easily switch between files with Kate.
Old 01-30-2006, 12:36 AM   #13
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Pico for console (it's easier for me to do smth than with vi) and gedit for gui.
Old 01-30-2006, 03:38 AM   #14
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I use nano on console and Mousepad for GUI.
Old 01-30-2006, 03:47 AM   #15
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no xvi? lets take vi then, what else?


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