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Old 01-14-2008, 05:20 AM   #1
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LXer: Flipping the Linux switch: Text editors for new users


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If you've looked at Linux text editors at all, you've found there is a battle raging that's just as passionate as the GNOME or KDE battle. The two text editors in question, Vi and Emacs, are powerful, extensible, and highly configurable. They've also got a steep learning curve for the new Linux user who just wants to tweak a setting in a config file, or create a simple document. Have no fear. There are plenty of text editors out there that are powerful enough for the average user, and user-friendly to boot.

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Old 01-14-2008, 04:21 PM   #2
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Another dumb generalisation: Windows users only use Notepad. There are DOZENS of alternative, better, text editors available for, and used by, Windows users. Even GNU Emacs, Xemacs, and Vim.
Ooops, jumped in too quick there, Brian. The article does refer to alternatives to Notepad.

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