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Awesome! Thanks for the help! I'll mess around with it more tomorrow.
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Just a heads up. I love VI and there are many versions. Old skool vi, vim (VI iMproved) , elVIs, and a sweet X version, Cream http://cream.sourceforge.net/

Check version for the features you're used to as well as Mint repositories to see what you have and what you can easily get.

VI and Emacs are the preeminent text editors for programming. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_text_editors

It is literally possible to do most anything but word processing in a text editor so the name should never be preceded by "just a".
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I switch between vim and emacs (both in CLI). The vim hotkeys are used quite a few other places so it's nice to know, but emacs comes more naturally to me.

You should check out your school's ~/.exrc or ~/.vimrc and copy the config over to your new machine.
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I switch between vim and emacs (both in CLI). The vim hotkeys are used quite a few other places so it's nice to know, but emacs comes more naturally to me.

You should check out your school's ~/.exrc or ~/.vimrc and copy the config over to your new machine.
Ok. How exactly would I do that? I'm still pretty unfamiliar with linux commands. I know the very basics like cd and mkdir and ls and cat, but that's about it. Btw, thanks for all the help.
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I would recommend nano it's much easier to use, however sometimes your stuck with vi.
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Ok. How exactly would I do that? I'm still pretty unfamiliar with linux commands. I know the very basics like cd and mkdir and ls and cat, but that's about it. Btw, thanks for all the help.
It actually depends on how the system is setup. If it's reading from the default file, you may not have access to it, but if not, you can just "vi ~/.exrc" and then just copy it over to your own machine. If they're using vim and not vi, then it will be ~/.vimrc
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Linux also has a couple great IDE's. Im also a CS major and must of my friends and I run crunchbang Linux and use Eclipse IDE or Code::blocks to program in. I prefer Eclipse as I can use it for multiple programming languages. If you still want to use simple editors dont forget about nano and emacs as well. If you have any questions feel free to message me.
    
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