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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
Atom 17 4.47%
elvis 4 1.05%
Emacs 32 8.42%
Geany 22 5.79%
gedit 15 3.95%
jEdit 1 0.26%
joe 1 0.26%
Kate 38 10.00%
KKEdit 1 0.26%
KWrite 14 3.68%
leafpad 14 3.68%
medit 4 1.05%
Midnight Commander Editor 4 1.05%
Mousepad 6 1.58%
nano 32 8.42%
Nedit 2 0.53%
Neovim 2 0.53%
pico 0 0%
pluma 10 2.63%
Scite 8 2.11%
Sublime Text 9 2.37%
vi 23 6.05%
vim 115 30.26%
xed 6 1.58%
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Old 02-03-2017, 04:32 AM   #46
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The only one I've used to any extent in Linux is gedit.
Prefer EditPad Pro 5.x in Windoz, to tell the truth, which I bought about 12 years ago and have used ever since!
Attempting to learn to use kate, but not there yet.
Old 02-03-2017, 03:26 PM   #47
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A difficult choice for me because I use vim and Geany constantly. Voted Geany this time.
Old 02-03-2017, 09:59 PM   #48
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One of my friends was told during a summer research job to use Emacs or Vi over nano as it's "professional". In my heart I have yet to forgive whatever professor told her that.

Nano stays out of my way. Emacs is more than I usually need, and Vi is best for those with some sort of masochistic '80's nostalgia.

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Old 02-05-2017, 01:49 AM   #49
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I prefer Vim, a solid editing tool once you learn how to use it. I often use the GVim GUI version.
Old 02-07-2017, 01:42 AM   #50
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I picked midnight's editor as it really is my fave.
I can't see gvim and it "saved my life" many a time on X

The mcedit however is largely underestimated editor now that its development has picked up?
Old 02-07-2017, 02:04 AM   #51
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The all time classic vi. Simple and super advanced at the same time. Always there when you need it :)
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:05 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by SCerovec View Post
I can't see gvim and it "saved my life" many a time on X
GVim is the same Vim, just with a graphical UI. The codebase is the same, when you're building it, you can choose to build with or without GUI.


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