What's the text editor that appears in the photo on the "Ubuntu for Developers" presentation on the Ubuntu website?



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That is Sublime Text. It is not free.

  • Free alternatives are jEdit and Kate, but different in the way they work and look.
    – SPRBRN
    Commented May 3, 2014 at 17:12
  • Geany is my personal favourite
    – user210606
    Commented May 3, 2014 at 20:28
  • I don't see it explicitly on their website, is the beta version evaluation-only too? sublimetext.com/3 Commented May 3, 2014 at 23:33
  • To be more specific, the license you have to purchase is not free, but there is a free trial until you buy the license. This trial lasts for an indefinite period of time.
    – geoff
    Commented May 4, 2014 at 3:03

This is Sublime Text (as already pointed out by Cornelius).

But I can not resist my urge to introduce you to Emacs, the most wonderful editor.

Let me tell you: Emacs can do wonders. If you learn it then you can edit text with amazing speed. You can customize it the way you want. You can write your own functions and what not! And most importantly, it is opensource (Sublime Text is not opensourced). So if you are still deciding which editor to use, I will advice you to go for Emacs.

If you are only concerned about the look then you can do the same with Emacs. Here is a picture of my Emacs:

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    – Falyna
    Commented May 3, 2014 at 17:32
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    Ah emacs.. great OS, just misses a good editor.
    – Voo
    Commented May 4, 2014 at 1:43
  • Yeah..I always wonder why is ubuntu not providing emacs pre-installed...even MAC does it! Commented May 4, 2014 at 3:10
  • Hy, guis recently i'm using the atom editor, what do you think about it?
    – rafaelleru
    Commented Jun 28, 2014 at 14:53

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