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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 02-01-2006, 07:46 PM   #61
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Why isn't KEdit on this list? That's mainly what I use because of it's simplicity and speed. For a simple text editor, I don't need a lot of functionality.
Old 02-01-2006, 07:49 PM   #62
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Sorry for the double. Forum said something like "invalid thread".

Last edited by stupendo44; 02-01-2006 at 07:51 PM.
Old 02-01-2006, 08:13 PM   #63
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vim and gvim .. because emacs is like marriage.. it seems like a great idea at first but in the long run its just a way of slowly torturing yourself to death.

Someone slap the guy who voted for kwrite :P
Old 02-01-2006, 08:34 PM   #64
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Oh it is vi so simple.
Old 02-02-2006, 12:49 AM   #65
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What i sayyyy.........
Only ........FEDORA
Old 02-02-2006, 12:51 AM   #66
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:37 AM   #67
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vi. its the first text editor i worked with on linux and iam still fond of it.
Old 02-02-2006, 05:16 AM   #68
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Originally Posted by KimVette
KATE is great (I voted for it) but find it's a downgrade from TextPad on Windows. Where are:

* Word/Character/etc. count?
* Macro record/playback?

Where is an integrated diff? I miss ExamDiff and the ability to merge AND edit files in place!
You should give Bluefish a shot - very very good IMHO.
Old 02-02-2006, 07:23 AM   #69
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for cli= vi/vim or nano if required (like in the gentoo handbook)
for gui= gvim/gedit

Old 02-02-2006, 07:39 AM   #70
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I always just use VIM.
Old 02-02-2006, 01:08 PM   #71
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KWrite? Good enough for me.
Old 02-02-2006, 03:39 PM   #72
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KWrite missing

Why is KWrite missing?
My vote is for KWrite!!
Old 02-03-2006, 03:36 AM   #73
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vim for console 1-2 doc/config editing.
kate as ide for work with 1->100 text files in gui.
Old 02-03-2006, 07:59 AM   #74
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:34 AM   #75
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Since switching to Gnome after a couple of years using KDE i find the only program that i have to have from KDE is the brilliant Kate. As a hobbyist programmer who doesn't want all the stuff in Kdevelop (would use Anjuta if i needed to), i find Kate to be the best text editor for writing code.


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