So far, ubuntu linux isnt bad
So, I have completely turned off the windows machine (no more cheating). I was able to get videos (mpegs) working, youtube, google video to work.
Screensaver/monitor energy saver is hit or miss, but I guess I can figure that out later.
So for 90% of what I need on my home PC (Eclipse and Firefox, console tools), I am pretty much ok.
Gedit is step above notepad, but still doesnt compare to Textpad, but I guess that is ok. Anybody have suggestions on that one?
If you want to feel at home in unixland you're going to have to bite the bullet and learn either vim or emacs. I suggest vim, but it's purely a matter of taste and what I learned first.
If you want something like textmate, I've heard good things about jedit as well. Last time I used it (more than 5 years ago) it was crap, though.
I have to say though that it was pretty near perfect in the mid-90s, so it is possible that it reached the peak of perfection back then and has since come down the other side.
I can't tell you what it's like now as I don't use X Windows these days.
March 10th, 2007 2:00pm
I have been using "vim or emacs" for years; I am mostly just talking about ubuntu on the desktop.
ok, I am using nedit, but why is this so complicated to setup:
"I want to use nedit to open text files, anybody know how to make it not open the same file with a new instance of nedit"
you can you vim or emacs on the desktop. If you're comfortable with them, why would you want a notepad replacement?