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Gedit: No more text-based editor for you

I am partial to the Nano text based editor. For many users that editor (or one like it) is all they need. Because of the simplicity of the tools, why slow down your work with a GUI right? But for some, those GUI-less editors are a big turn off.

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Created by BillKiller 5 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 17 weeks ago
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Gedit: Don't Get Tricked by Its Simple Looks

Every Linux user that has used the GNOME desktop environment must have had at least an encounter with its default text editor, Gedit. You start it up, and it looks like a simple notepad type application with a toolbar added on top. However, don't let yourself fooled by that simple appearance.

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Created by Ipela 5 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 42 weeks ago
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Collaborative editing in Emacs

""Two weeks ago, Michael Albinus sent me a collaborative plugin for Emacs. It can work with the gedit and gvim plugins I hosted on my collaborative editing page. It needs D-Bus support in Emacs, so the version 23.0.60 at least is required..."

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Created by can.axis 6 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 43 weeks ago
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Extending the Gedit Text Editor with Plugins

GNOME’s default text editor, Gedit, includes a powerful plugin system similar to Firefox’s. There are useful plugins available for both programmers and regular users.

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Created by giantrobot 7 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 15 weeks ago
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How I Learned to Stop Killing Myself and Learn Vim

When I first started Linux, I fired up “Text Editor” and almost collapsed. What the hell was that? I like many Windows and Mac users, hit this bird on the first flyover of Linux. Now I could have used Open Office but I’m an old dog, and if I’m gonna be taught new tricks they better be damn good ones.

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Created by extra 7 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 26 weeks ago
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gedit: a powerful, underrated text editor for everybody

Most computer users spend their entire life looking for the Holy Grail. In other words, they spend all their life searching for the perfect editor that supports all their languages, is free as in speech, has spelling, has highlighting… you get the picture. Obviously, there isn’t a perfect editor out there. However, some come pretty close. Ironically, one of them is one that any Ubuntu (or in fact, any Gnome) user has installed, though they may not know it. It’s called gedit (also known as Text Editor).

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Created by dave 7 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 27 weeks ago
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Free/Open-source Text Editors with GUI

A text editor is a type of program used for editing plain text files. Text editors are often provided with operating systems or software development packages, and can be used to change configuration files and programming language source code.

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Created by bluecheese 7 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 33 weeks ago
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How To: Unlock The Power Of Gnome's Text Editor

When I first started using Ubuntu I wanted to find a text editor something like BBEdit or TextMate on the Mac. After flirting with both Vi and Emacs, I eventually turned to gEdit, the humble little default text editor for the Gnome desktop. But I quickly realized that gEdit is actually quite powerful.

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Created by C733tus 7 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 41 weeks ago
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Poll shows majority favor Vi as their editor of choice

Two weeks back, this blog had run a poll which asked which was your favourite editor. The poll was open for voting roughly for a period of two weeks or 14 days. And nearly 750 people participated in the poll.

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Created by Jimbob 8 years 4 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 3 weeks ago
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