I use ubuntu 12.04.
I want to install the latest version of Vim(7.3) with all its important plugins. So, which version of Vim should I install?: Vim or Vim-Gnome or Vim-athena or any other version?
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Vim is the console version. to install it, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:
sudo apt-get install vim
But if you like a GUI based vim, then install vim-gnome.
sudo apt-get install vim-gnome
Vim-athena, is another form of GUI based vim, to install
sudo apt-get install vim-athena
Each has its own dependencies, and it comes to preference.
If you don't care about gui then vim-nox is your best option:
a version of vim compiled with support for scripting with Lua, Perl, Python, Ruby, and Tcl but no GUI.
vim-gtk will give you a similar build with gui support.