You’d be amazed by just how many different text editors are out there. Here are some of the best Linux text editors you can use.


No Vim? Blasphemy!


Despite being a emacs user and using acme/sam when emacs is not an option, nano is really an underappreciated piece of software. It is everywhere, accessible and tells people how to quit it :)


This article is garbage.


Tempting to upvote your broad and insightful comment ;-)

They lost me right away when I saw they put Atom in first place. To this day it’s still been my worst experience with a text editor


most of these like atom, st3, vscode seem like sledgehammers to crack a nut and/or are owned by MS. i like leafpad, (neo)vim, even gedit instead, though nano and micro are probably ok


Also, proprietary. Like, if there’s one thing that the open-source community has more than plenty of, it’s text editors.

And Geany, Kate, vim, Emacs, Eclipse etc. can be as good or an even bigger sledgehammer, if that is what you’re looking for.

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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.

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