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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 02-26-2006, 01:23 PM   #121
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Gedit Rocks


Acer laptop 1522, 528mb, AMD 64 3000, 64mb Nvidia.

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Old 02-27-2006, 01:45 AM   #122
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vi, vim, gvim. Really the first one is sometimes uncomfortable... So - (g)ViM 7.0 alpha not forever, but only until release.
Old 02-28-2006, 09:36 AM   #123
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Kate by a mile! I don't know of another GUI editor that comes even close; on any platform.

Old 02-28-2006, 10:25 AM   #124
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Originally Posted by aherm
I love you, Kate :-D

How dare you!

Kate is my best girl! She rox!

In addition, she cleans up my messes and knows how to dress up nicely.
Old 02-28-2006, 05:36 PM   #125
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East or West.. Emacs is the best.. I simply can't live without it.
It's the text editor of the century. Nothing cannn replace things like gcc and so is emacs..
Old 03-01-2006, 02:03 AM   #126
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Could have voted for Vim but I like GUI more

Old 03-01-2006, 02:32 AM   #127
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vim ftw! there is just no other editor that even compares!
Old 03-01-2006, 02:33 AM   #128
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vim ftw! there is just no other editor that even compares!
Old 03-01-2006, 03:14 AM   #129
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i personally like leafpad
Old 03-01-2006, 04:36 AM   #130
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I've been using leafpad for my gui editor because it's simple and uncluttered.
Old 03-01-2006, 07:54 AM   #131
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I use vi for short simple tasks, edits and scripts. However, for larger tasks, I prefer a GUI text editor. Given that I have only worked with OS for about a year and in particular Red Hat distributions, I have gotten use to Kedit as a GUI based text editor.
Old 03-01-2006, 07:17 PM   #132
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text editor

nano on all my other consoles except pico on redhat 9 (yuck) Still want a version of nano that will work on my Solaris 10 boxes. Working in vi just bites.
Old 03-01-2006, 07:22 PM   #133
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I had to pick vim/vi. I love the color highlighted syntax for certain languages. I have to admit, though, that emacs is pretty solid and pico/nano is very simple to use, but once you learn vim it is worth it.
Old 03-02-2006, 07:44 PM   #134
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other: kwrite (for the syntaxis recognition and IMO how simple is to use)

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Old 03-02-2006, 08:26 PM   #135
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im not a newbie but nano

first of all-pico and nano are the same things
when i was a newbie no one ever introduced me to vi(m), i always used nano
when i try to use it now-it just seems less productive


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