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OpenStack vs Vim: What are the differences?

What is OpenStack? Open source software for building private and public clouds. OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.

What is Vim? Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. 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.

OpenStack can be classified as a tool in the "Open Source Cloud" category, while Vim is grouped under "Text Editor".

Some of the features offered by OpenStack are:

  • Compute
  • Storage
  • Networking

On the other hand, Vim provides the following key features:

  • Vertically Split Windows
  • Vimdiff
  • Folding

"Private cloud" is the primary reason why developers consider OpenStack over the competitors, whereas "Comes by default in most unix systems (remote editing)" was stated as the key factor in picking Vim.

According to the StackShare community, Vim has a broader approval, being mentioned in 850 company stacks & 890 developers stacks; compared to OpenStack, which is listed in 67 company stacks and 50 developer stacks.

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Pros of OpenStack
Pros of Vim
  • 49
    Private cloud
  • 37
    Avoid vendor lock-in
  • 22
    Flexible in use
  • 6
    Industry leader
  • 4
    Supported by many companies in top500
  • 4
    Robust architecture
  • 344
    Comes by default in most unix systems (remote editing)
  • 326
    Fast
  • 312
    Highly configurable
  • 295
    Less mouse dependence
  • 245
    Lightweight
  • 144
    Speed
  • 99
    Plugins
  • 95
    Hardcore
  • 80
    It's for pros
  • 65
    Vertically split windows
  • 28
    Open-source
  • 25
    Modal editing
  • 22
    No remembering shortcuts, instead "talks" to the editor
  • 21
    It stood the Test of Time
  • 16
    Unicode
  • 12
    Dotfiles
  • 12
    Stick with terminal
  • 12
    VimPlugins
  • 12
    Everything is on the keyboard
  • 11
    Flexible Indenting
  • 10
    Programmable
  • 9
    Hands stay on the keyboard
  • 9
    Large number of Shortcuts
  • 9
    Efficient and powerful
  • 8
    A chainsaw for text editing
  • 8
    Everywhere
  • 8
    Unmatched productivity
  • 7
    Because its not Emacs
  • 7
    Developer speed
  • 7
    Super fast
  • 7
    Modal editing changes everything
  • 6
    Themes
  • 6
    You cannot exit
  • 6
    Makes you a true bearded developer
  • 5
    Great on large text files
  • 5
    Shortcuts
  • 5
    Plugin manager options. Vim-plug, Pathogen, etc
  • 5
    EasyMotion
  • 5
    Most and most powerful plugins of any editor
  • 5
    Intergrated into most editors
  • 5
    Habit
  • 5
    Shell escapes and shell imports :!<command> and !!cmd
  • 4
    Intuitive, once mastered
  • 3
    Perfect command line editor
  • 1
    Not MicroSoft

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Cons of OpenStack
Cons of Vim
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    • 8
      Ugly UI
    • 5
      Hard to learn
    • 1
      It's not Emacs

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    What is OpenStack?

    OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.

    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.

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