NewsForge: An Editor to Ease Windows to Linux Migration
Nov 20, 2003, 07:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"I'm writing this review with EditPad Pro, running on Red Hat 9
with Ximian Desktop 2. Normally I use gedit for my writing chores,
but this is a trial by fire. EditPad Pro's creator, Jan Goyvaerts,
wrote to NewsForge a couple of weeks ago and asked if we would be
interested in reviewing the editor he has recently ported to Linux.
EditPad Pro is a known quantity in the world of Windows, but this
is the first edition to be ported to Linux. Knowing that few issues
are as incendiary as editor wars, I hesitated to accept the
assignment. But in the end, my curiosity got the best of me and I
agreed to give it a whirl.
"After downloading the tarball containing the full version of
EditPad Pro, installation was very straightforward. All you need to
do is decompress the tarball, peruse the README, and then run the
setup program. The default installation directory is your home
directory, but you can tell the setup program to put it anyplace
you want. So long as you have write permissions at the specified
location, of course..."