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NewsForge: An Editor to Ease Windows to Linux Migration

Nov 20, 2003, 07:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"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..."

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