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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
vi/vim 640 38.46%
emacs/xemacs 114 6.85%
Kate 277 16.65%
jEdit 24 1.44%
nano 160 9.62%
pico 31 1.86%
gedit 190 11.42%
Nedit 23 1.38%
joe 17 1.02%
Scite 21 1.26%
Midnight Commander Editor 43 2.58%
KWrite 124 7.45%
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Old 12-31-2006, 11:07 PM   #16
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Nano...plain, easy to use!
Old 01-01-2007, 06:41 AM   #17
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Why isn't ed on the list?! it is _The_ standard editor!

And where are all the Emacs guys? I want to see a war here
Old 01-01-2007, 10:47 AM   #18
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Vim for sure, even though, I'm still using nano after I upgraded to 64bit Gentoo.. Too lazy to type "emerge vim" to my shell which is always open on the background.
Old 01-01-2007, 08:38 PM   #19
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Thumbs up Kate

Still using Kate. I don't like console based ones very much (if I need one over SSH I use nano).
Old 01-01-2007, 09:33 PM   #20
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Emacs (-nw)! I love hotkeys!

Last edited by Ha1f; 01-01-2007 at 10:42 PM.
Old 01-01-2007, 10:17 PM   #21
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console; mcedit
GUI; Geany
Old 01-01-2007, 10:25 PM   #22
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vi / vim for me. Simple as they come and they do c/c++ source code highlighting and formating.
Old 01-02-2007, 01:51 AM   #23
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Could it be possible (not too late ???) to add mousepad editor to your poll list ?

It's a simple texte editor now being embedded in the xfce 4.4 series.

I like it's simple design and easy of use for typing litte memo.


Old 01-02-2007, 02:45 AM   #24
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vi editor is the Best... (it's king of Editors)
Old 01-02-2007, 03:03 AM   #25
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i voted for vi. it really amazes me to see how cool and inituitive it feels to use vi once u know most of its features. viewports is by far the coolest. hehe.
Old 01-02-2007, 03:47 AM   #26
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vi/vim... no cure for this addictness
Old 01-02-2007, 06:21 AM   #27
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shouldn't this be "best vi implementation"?

are there other editors?

Old 01-02-2007, 06:26 AM   #28
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Voted for gedit. I've been using KWrite mostly on KDE, but when I moved my new desktop to FC6 I decided to try Gnome, and I found gedit. At the cli I use joe. I never could get my head round vi, and for some reason never got to emacs.
Old 01-02-2007, 06:37 AM   #29
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where are all my emacs brethren?!
Old 01-02-2007, 06:40 AM   #30
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My choices:
Nano for terminals,
Gedit (or xfce's Mousepad) for GUI



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