Top 5 Best Linux Text Editors

Posted on February 17, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

As part of the contest that was conducted a while back, I got around 200 responses from the geeky readers who choose their favorite Linux text editor.
Based on this data, the top spot in the best Linux text editor goes to…
Vi / Vim Editor
Vim won by a huge margin and I don’t think this is surprise to anybody. If you are new to any of the Linux text editors listed in the top 5, read the rest of the article to understand little bit more about those editors.

Top 5 Best Free Text Editors - Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, RedHat, AIX, Unix
Fig: Favorite Linux Text Editor Voting Results

1. Vim Editor

Unix Vim Editor Logo
Vim 101 Hacks eBook contains 101 practical examples on various advanced Vim features that will make you fast and productive in the Vim editor.

2. gEdit Editor

Unix gEdit Editor Logo
gedit is the default text editor for the GNOME desktop environment.  This is a UTF-8 compatible text editor.

3. Nano Editor

Unix Nano Editor Logo

4. gVim Editor

5. Emacs Editor

Unix Emacs Editor Logo

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