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Advanced Text Editors Compared: kate vs gedit

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Any Linux user will tell you that a good text editor is a vital component of a computer system, no matter if you’re a new user or a seasoned pro. While using a Terminal text editor (like nano or vim) is equally important, you might as well make use of your graphical desktop environment whenever it’s available to you.

kate, KDE‘s default text editor, and gedit, Gnome‘s default text editor, are powerful tools that can get the job done and then some. However, if you’re making the all-important decision of which desktop environment you want to use, taking a look at all of the related applications is a given. I considered both apps based on their features, flexibility, and ease of use in order to determine which one is the ultimate winner.

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