Compare Notepad++, Visual Studio Code, and Xfce

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Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
9.2
9.1
8.5
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
9.2
9.0
8.2
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
9.5
9.2
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
9.2
8.6
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.3
8.4
6.9
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
9.0
8.9
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.8
9.5
8.9
Meets Requirements
Notepad++
9.2
Visual Studio Code
9.1
Xfce
8.5
Ease of Use
Notepad++
9.2
Visual Studio Code
9.0
Xfce
8.2
Ease of Setup
Notepad++
9.5
Visual Studio Code
9.2
Xfce
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
Notepad++
9.2
Visual Studio Code
8.6
Xfce
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
Notepad++
8.3
Visual Studio Code
8.4
Xfce
6.9
Ease of Doing Business With
Notepad++
9.0
Visual Studio Code
8.9
Xfce
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
Notepad++
8.8
Visual Studio Code
9.5
Xfce
8.9

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
31.8%
43.6%
83.3%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
31.8%
31.1%
8.3%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
36.5%
25.2%
8.3%
Notepad++
Small-Business
31.8%
Mid-Market
31.8%
Enterprise
36.5%
Visual Studio Code
Small-Business
43.6%
Mid-Market
31.1%
Enterprise
25.2%
Xfce
Small-Business
83.3%
Mid-Market
8.3%
Enterprise
8.3%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Information Technology and Services
22.6%
Computer Software
31.9%
Internet
33.3%
 
Computer Software
19.6%
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
Information Technology and Services
20.0%
 
Telecommunications
4.6%
Internet
7.4%
Telecommunications
13.3%
 
Internet
4.3%
Higher Education
3.2%
Religious Institutions
6.7%
 
Higher Education
3.6%
Retail
2.3%
Program Development
6.7%
 
Other
45.3%
Other
32.6%
Other
20.0%
Notepad++
Information Technology and Services
22.6%
Computer Software
19.6%
Telecommunications
4.6%
Internet
4.3%
Higher Education
3.6%
Other
45.3%
Visual Studio Code
Computer Software
31.9%
Information Technology and Services
22.7%
Internet
7.4%
Higher Education
3.2%
Retail
2.3%
Other
32.6%
Xfce
Internet
33.3%
Information Technology and Services
20.0%
Telecommunications
13.3%
Religious Institutions
6.7%
Program Development
6.7%
Other
20.0%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Kyle Q.
Administrator in Retail

- It is very easy to use, and extremely lightweight. - Syntax Highlighting for when you are programming. - GUI can be customized to make it to get a better feel. - Can have multiple documents open using different tabs, - Good community support for any...

Rafael A.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Internet

Visual Studio Code is really lightweight, works perfectly in Linux and OS X, which are my primary operating systems. The feature to open a folder is great and allows you to search through code files easily. The fact that's Open Source is great because it...

Phil w.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

This desktop environment is following the KISS principle, keep it simple stupid. It's based on GTK+ and not so disruptive as GNOME project. Debian integration is just great. Anyway I am not using so much other applications like thunar file manager or...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 Crowd User in Computer Software

Support for several standard programming languages are available in the form of add-ons, and not part of the core product. To download and install and add-on might require some practice.

Savannah S.
User in Internet

No big complaints about VS Code here...

Spencer M.
User in Internet

- Had some display issues, and googling around always came across tips for Ubuntu that were not helpful. - Had a similar experience with the WiFi

 
Notepad++
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Kyle Q.
Administrator in Retail

- It is very easy to use, and extremely lightweight. - Syntax Highlighting for when you are programming. - GUI can be customized to make it to get a better feel. - Can have multiple documents open using different tabs, - Good community support for any...

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 Crowd User in Computer Software

Support for several standard programming languages are available in the form of add-ons, and not part of the core product. To download and install and add-on might require some practice.

Visual Studio Code
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Rafael A.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Internet

Visual Studio Code is really lightweight, works perfectly in Linux and OS X, which are my primary operating systems. The feature to open a folder is great and allows you to search through code files easily. The fact that's Open Source is great because it...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Savannah S.
User in Internet

No big complaints about VS Code here...

Xfce
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Phil w.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

This desktop environment is following the KISS principle, keep it simple stupid. It's based on GTK+ and not so disruptive as GNOME project. Debian integration is just great. Anyway I am not using so much other applications like thunar file manager or...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Spencer M.
User in Internet

- Had some display issues, and googling around always came across tips for Ubuntu that were not helpful. - Had a similar experience with the WiFi

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