Alternative To: NoteTab Pro, TextMate, UltraEdit

powerful, customizable, Motif based text editor
Interface: Graphical
Associated Programs
csh Shell with C-like syntax
Available deb Repositories (how-to add a respository)
Debian 32-bit 64-bit
stable 1:5.6~cvs20081118-9 1:5.6~cvs20081118-9
testing 1:5.6a-2 1:5.6a-2
sid 1:5.6a-3 1:5.6a-3

Ubuntu 32-bit 64-bit
lucid 1:5.6~cvs20081118-7 1:5.6~cvs20081118-7
precise 1:5.6~cvs20081118-7 1:5.6~cvs20081118-7

Rating: Excellent (2 votes)

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Excellent alternative to Emacs and Vim

I've been coding in Unix and Linux environments for a number of years now and there are 3 text editors that have been widely used at the 2 companies I've worked for, Emacs, Gvim, and Nedit. Emacs and Vim are the most widely used, but if you're like myself and just can't stand them Nedit is a solid alternative.

I believe Nedit is much more friendly to Windows converts and to users that are only casual users of a text editor and don't have time to learn a zillion keyboard shortcuts.

Nedit is open source as well.

By default Nedit has a white background so users that like a black background will have a little work to do customizing their colors.