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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 02-07-2006, 07:37 PM   #91
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I cant do without vi but kate gets my vote as its so pretty mmmmm.
Old 02-07-2006, 09:06 PM   #92
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well, i feel stupid voting vi/vim every year, but when you learn an app, it's hard to switch. especially when you find yourself using it over and over again because it seems to always "just be there" with new linux installs etc.

Old 02-10-2006, 12:52 PM   #93
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Can we have an option for KWrite please?
Old 02-10-2006, 01:09 PM   #94
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If I could vote twice, I would vote for jEdit. I have spent the past week using it and I think its a very good editor with very useful plugins.
Old 02-12-2006, 04:15 AM   #95
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Another vote for Bluefish. I'm coming from the Win world, and I miss NoteTab. Bluefish comes closest.
Old 02-12-2006, 08:13 AM   #96
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two categories in one

Personally, for a quick edit through the CLI, I use nano. Nano is simple, clean, and is reminds me of the old days with pine..which I grew to love despite missing elm.

However, GUI editors are a whole separate issue - personally, I like using kate, but since I really don't do a lot of programming, I'm sure I have gotten used to it not for its superiority, but for the fact that it is already installed on my distro (mdv 2006).

emacs...well, in the old days I was on the emacs side of emacs/vi. I used to think, if you're going to use vi, why not just use "ed". Since I don't program for a living, but mostly just fiddle with my config files, I trend towards the more basic editors like nano...Wasn't pico the original editor for pine?

Solvet saeclum in favilla
Old 02-14-2006, 07:06 PM   #97
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: China
Distribution: ArchLinux
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Emacs is the best.
Old 02-15-2006, 12:58 AM   #98
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always vi,vi,vi
Old 02-16-2006, 12:09 AM   #99
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vi for one line edits and remote admin stuff.

Emacs for coding.

Old 02-16-2006, 01:37 AM   #100
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vi for console edit, but most of the time i'm in GUI mode, so kate is there for me
Old 02-16-2006, 05:08 AM   #101
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Vim Forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 02-16-2006, 05:35 AM   #102
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Registered: Jul 2005
Location: bangalore
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Kate is fanstatic, anybody can use it...
Old 02-16-2006, 07:52 AM   #103
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Distribution: Many, Old and New
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Ok, I may be strange.... Emacs in no windows mode (As RMS intended! ) quit when I am done and launched again when needed
Old 02-16-2006, 08:08 AM   #104
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Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: SUSE 10.x
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Midnight Commander Editor, I tell you ;-)
Old 02-16-2006, 08:09 AM   #105
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Distribution: Ubuntu
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vim once you get the hang of it, it is the best


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