Vim vs. Notepad++ vs. gedit

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Description

What is Vim?

Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.

What is Notepad++?

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

What is gedit?

gedit is the GNOME text editor. While aiming at simplicity and ease of use, gedit is a powerful general purpose text editor.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Vim?
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    Companies

    What companies use Vim?
    736 companies on StackShare use Vim
    What companies use Notepad++?
    138 companies on StackShare use Notepad++
    What companies use gedit?
    1 companies on StackShare use gedit

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Vim?
    12 tools on StackShare integrate with Vim
    What tools integrate with Notepad++?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Notepad++
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    What are some alternatives to Vim, Notepad++, and gedit?

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    • Emacs - The extensible self-documenting text editor.

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