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Gedit is a general purpose text editor that includes internationalized text, syntax highlighting, undo/redo, file reverting, print and print preview support and more.

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gedit review by User in Internet
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A feature-rich text editing tool with a beautiful graphical user interface

What do you like best?

gEdit is a fully featured text editor for Linux. Unlike other text editing tools, such as nano and vim, gEdit provides you with a beautiful and user friendly interface. This is ideal for users who are more comfortable working with GUIs as opposed to command-line tools. gEdit is versatile, so it has features for both developers and standard users. It can highlight your code, or just act as a spell-checker.

What do you dislike?

While gEdit mimics many great features of more professional text editing tools, it lacks the ability to set margins and configure the layout. So it may not be suitable for writing essays and such.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're a software developer looking to make quick modification to the code and analyse existing code, gEdit is for you. However there are better tools available if you are developing from scratch.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When I'm writing code, I can open multiple tabs and jump across different files. It highlights my code and helps me be more productive. For instance, I can look at the main function in a program and then open the header file in a new tab and inspect the other function implementations at the same time. There's just no easy way of doing this with nano or vim.

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gedit review by User in Wireless
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gedit for making quick changes to scripts or looking at logs

What do you like best?

I like the fact that it is ubiquitous on most flavors of linux and the interface is familiar and easy to use. Search is reasonably fast and there are ways to integrate it into scripts and hack it.

What do you dislike?

It struggles with larger files and it can be slow to respond to commands at times but that could just be the login server that I am using to launch it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a useful editing tool for basic viewing and editing. Nothing fancy about it in the sense that you can't use it for word processing and writing documents that need maintenance or version control.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to view and edit files on the test machine without having to copy them over to my regular desktop station. It is much slower to have these files copied over the network especially when they are large files and all I need is to search for some keywords or make a quick edit and put the file back into production environment.

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gedit review by <span>Mateusz B.</span>
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Review of gedit

What do you like best?

It is really easy to use for new user, Gedit is generalny preinstalled on any gnome based desktop so we dont need to do anyrhing to start using them. Other good thing is small size - it can run fast both on low end pc and high end desktop. Editor has also syntax highlighting so can be easly used to programmig small applications. Plugin system is great, user can extend function of editor whenever he want.

What do you dislike?

Its not good for huge projects, its hard to manage a lots of files and folders. Out of box its not integrated with Git system ad doesnt have file list toolbar. Opening huge files can is impossible because editor is trying to load everyrhing into RAM(vim can load it without any problems even on low spec pcs). Its also generating trash files with tilde at the ends, user have to add entry to gitignore or disable it in settings.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Install lots of plugin to extend functionality of editor

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its free so I had not to bought any license. I can use it in commercial products and introduce new users to this program is fast

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Gedit-Text editor

What do you like best?

Fairly simple and easy for a beginner to use. When I started coding in college, this was the first editor we were introduced to.Because it was so simple to use , we didnt even take one lecture to get adapted to it.But later on as my coding skills got better I preferred sublime text as I found it easier and more pleasing to look at.

What do you dislike?

I wish there were more features and it was more aesthetically pleasing.I also genuinely wish there was more git support and colour themes to make the code more readable and easier to navigate and version control.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check out sublime text

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently solving none, but sometimes I do use it is a text editor. It gets the basic job done. It is also a minimalisitic GUI.

gedit review by <span>Shiva S.</span>
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Gedit: A Default Linux Text Editor

What do you like best?

- Free, Simple, Open Source notepad application and also a inbuilt text editor for Ubuntu Desktops.

- User friendly interface and good graphical view.

- Gedit is lighter (occupies very less Disk Space) and less feature rich.

- It is Speed, Simple, Straightforward and ease of use.

- Able to edit code and supports C, HTML, CSS, js, python, PASCAL and other scripts.

- Special features such as syntax highlighting, drag and drop , search-and-replace tool, spell checker, code commenting add up to make gedit more easy for Users.

- Support of Plugins by importing them we can auto-save, bookmarking the Files.

- Beginners will gain a maximum advantage since no home work to be done before using this tool.

- It is lightweight, neat, resource-friendly and capable of being a great solution to edit/write scripts.

- Since it is an open source, the online support and gedit community support is very good.

- Specific hardware requirements, system hangup, boot-up time variation, crashing of the editor has never occurred in my five years of Gedit Use.

What do you dislike?

- Limited System Customization options.

- Development on keyboard shortcuts should be improved.

- Even with the availability of enhanced plugins, It is not much powerful and strong as Notepad++.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are from a computer science background or a Linux kernel user, you will come across Gedit. It is famous for its simplicity and straight-forwardness. It might not as powerful as sublime and notepad++, but working on gedit is always a ten-on-ten experience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

-Being a software engineer and open source contributor, I work mostly on Linux platforms. Gedit, because of its simplicity, I started using this as a default editor to save some random script of my project, to-do listing and many others. I will always keep open gedit ready before starting my industrial work.

- Benefits: Free, Open source, Simple, less hard disk space, can save and edit any scripts, made ease for development of other software, beginners bitcoin.

gedit review by <span>Manoj G.</span>
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Best editor for LInux platform

What do you like best?

It comes within the installation package of linux platforms like Ubuntu, Fedora etc, it has very simple interface and very easy to work. There are lot of unique features like text highlighting, indentation, auto completion and many more which makes it best for use of program editing, content writing. One more great feature of Gedit is customization. It is fair to use editor since it is free default editor one can use it.

What do you dislike?

They should try to integrate compiler within Gedit, simple interface is needed but Gedit's interface is way too simple which bores you and doesn't motivate you to do your work. Lot more features can be added to it to make it better one.

Recommendations to others considering the product

All LInux users will use Gedit atleast once , since it is default editor in the package, you use it for different purposes to get the better output of it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For simple text editing it is the best one, for Ubuntu and Fedora users it comes for greater use since it comes within the installation package and doesn't include any cost.

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