Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > 2009 Members Choice Awards
User Name
2009 Members Choice Awards This forum is for the 2009 Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2009. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.


View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
vim 259 35.33%
vi 53 7.23%
emacs 57 7.78%
Kate 76 10.37%
leafpad 10 1.36%
jEdit 10 1.36%
nano 67 9.14%
gedit 116 15.83%
pico 7 0.95%
Nedit 2 0.27%
joe 7 0.95%
Scite 12 1.64%
Midnight Commander Editor 6 0.82%
KWrite 35 4.77%
Mousepad 10 1.36%
Scribes 1 0.14%
medit 5 0.68%
Voters: 733. You may not vote on this poll

  Search this Thread
Old 01-08-2010, 08:38 PM   #16
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2008
Location: /dev/null
Posts: 1,173
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 129Reputation: 129

never use anything besides nano
Old 01-09-2010, 11:23 AM   #17
LQ 5k Club
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.2
Posts: 7,808
Blog Entries: 58

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
KWrite and nano suit me fine. But I will get round to learning emacs and vi/vim someday...maybe.
Old 01-10-2010, 05:33 AM   #18
Registered: Jan 2007
Posts: 416

Rep: Reputation: 70
Originally Posted by diilbert View Post
jEdit is the most versatile editor I have ever used (non-commercial). Although Mousepad is the best light weight editor.
I concur. JEdit is indeed quite nice. I don't use it though because of lack of support for anti-alias fonts (at least last I checked). I'm old unix greybeard and typically vote for vi or emacs but this year I'm going to be a little more open minded and ponder this a bit more before voting....
Old 01-10-2010, 10:02 PM   #19
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS, Debian,Ubuntu
Posts: 1,537

Rep: Reputation: 87
My knee-jerk reaction is for vim as well since that's pretty much all I use. But I am going to at least try emacs or some of the others and see if I enjoy any of them.
Old 01-10-2010, 10:19 PM   #20
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2010
Distribution: FreeBSD 9.1-PRERELEASE
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 1
And geany, not listed here
Old 01-11-2010, 06:21 AM   #21
sumeet inani
Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 902
Blog Entries: 26

Rep: Reputation: 49
vi is good but does not save command history,highlight search,highlight current line,autocomplete filenames
vim is for all.(backward compatibility & added friendly features)
Gedit users
If you ever had to edit a huge file.Then you will love vim.It also has multiple tabs & lot of scripting features making editing fun NOT tedious.
Old 01-11-2010, 10:26 AM   #22
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: wherever I can make a living
Distribution: OpenBSD / Debian / Ubuntu / Win7 / OpenVMS
Posts: 440

Rep: Reputation: 57
Hard to say Vim is editor of the year, since I don't think they improved much this year... but it's still my all time favorite
Old 01-11-2010, 10:30 AM   #23
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2007
Location: Dhaka,Bangladesh
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 1,031

Rep: Reputation: 64
Old 01-11-2010, 01:34 PM   #24
Registered: Feb 2007
Location: Utah,USA
Distribution: fedora,slackware,sourcemage,
Posts: 37

Rep: Reputation: 6
where's elvis?
Old 01-11-2010, 02:49 PM   #25
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: California
Distribution: Fedora , CentOS , RHEL
Posts: 1,978
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 209Reputation: 209Reputation: 209
VI till I die
Old 01-11-2010, 10:20 PM   #26
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: NY, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Arch
Posts: 176

Rep: Reputation: 35
Old 01-11-2010, 11:04 PM   #27
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: China
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 359

Rep: Reputation: 33
vim for me, and if I want a gui: cream
Old 01-12-2010, 01:17 PM   #28
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Valby, Denmark / Citizen of the Web
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 879

Rep: Reputation: 39
Vim in the terminal, Medit with Xfce.
Old 01-12-2010, 01:20 PM   #29
Registered: Aug 2007
Location: Bogotá, Colombia. South America
Distribution: ArchLinux / Source Mage GNU Linux (test branch) / openSUSE
Posts: 130

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
VIM and sometimes Kate (vim mode LOL)
Old 01-12-2010, 04:16 PM   #30
Registered: Apr 2006
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 478

Rep: Reputation: 30
vi/vim all the ways.

I really like nvi, but vim has some very handy features of its own.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Text Editor of the Year jeremy 2005 Members Choice Awards 150 05-23-2009 10:40 AM
Text Editor of the Year jeremy 2008 Members Choice Awards 93 05-09-2009 12:34 PM
Text Editor of the Year jeremy 2007 Members Choice Awards 64 02-22-2008 04:25 AM
Text Editor of the Year jeremy 2006 Members Choice Awards 225 08-26-2007 10:04 AM > Forums > 2009 Members Choice Awards

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration