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What is the best text editor for ubuntu, mostly used for web development. Or a good all-round software like a IDE.

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possible duplicate of Basic Web Development IDE/Editor like Dreamweaver? and I would vote for Aptana 2.0! –  Rinzwind Feb 19 '12 at 16:53
    
Vim - vim.org or Gedit - gedit.sourceforge.net –  kingmilo Feb 19 '12 at 16:59
    
possible duplicate of What is a good text editor for developing code on? –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Feb 19 '12 at 17:00
    
wow, bikeshed question or what :) –  Caesium Feb 19 '12 at 17:03
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Usually, you can't just ask what is the best XYZ, especially not on StackExchange network. You should describe your needs and ask which is most suitable to your needs.

On linux I can enlist the following as very popular text editors, each one has its own advantages & disadvantages:

  • vi / vim / gvim
  • nano
  • eclipse
  • emacs

Here is a nice list to get you started http://tips.webdesign10.com/using-linux-for-web-design-and-development-ubuntu

Missing from the list are:

  • Netbeans
  • Aptana
  • Komodo
  • Geany
  • ...

If you're interested in WYSIWYG editor that list might be useful:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_WYSIWYG_HTML_editors

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