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view is in Debian, and probably in all .deb based distros, and is another "improved" VI. I like view, it has.... Well I dunno the differences, I just like it. =P
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My Fedora 14 install tells me that I have nano installed from the installation DVD. So my guess is you either didn't select it at install time, or you installed from Live CD which has a more restricted package set.

Pico is non-free software and thus can't be included in distros like Fedora and Debian.
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My Fedora 14 install tells me that I have nano installed from the installation DVD. So my guess is you either didn't select it at install time, or you installed from Live CD which has a more restricted package set.

Pico is non-free software and thus can't be included in distros like Fedora and Debian.
how so? nano is an improved version of pico
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how so? nano is an improved version of pico
Nano was written from scratch, not based on non-free pico code.
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Nano was written from scratch, not based on non-free pico code.
alright


anyway XD how is vi seen as better than nano?

vi is just more difficult than nano... difficulty doesnt always mean its better nano is wonderful in how easy it is to use

vi, if youve never used it before... you have to consult a man page just to know how to use it... nano is simple enough you never have to even look at the man page

vi is older, and much more light weight... but REALLY do you need to save a couple kilobytes of ram? no... nano is much more user friendly
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Am I the only person who prefers VI over nano?
Edit: Its probably because when I started in Linux VI was what everyone used.
I use vim.

I used to use nano however once I actually gave vim a shot and learned a few commands I could never ever use nano again. vi/vim are the way to go.
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i dont even see how a complex text editor would be any good at all...

you nano textfile

edit some text

ctrl+x to exit, y or n to save changes, then file name... done...

if your text editor requires a learning period... *** its a text editor
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alright


anyway XD how is vi seen as better than nano?

vi is just more difficult than nano... difficulty doesnt always mean its better nano is wonderful in how easy it is to use

vi, if youve never used it before... you have to consult a man page just to know how to use it... nano is simple enough you never have to even look at the man page

vi is older, and much more light weight... but REALLY do you need to save a couple kilobytes of ram? no... nano is much more user friendly
Once you learn a few commands in vim you can navigate your way around a text file soooooo much faster than with nano. It's definitely a more complicated tool however it has a great deal more functionality. For smaller projects and files you may not see that value in using a more powerful editor however for larger projects its a necessity. Oh... and this is all in reference to programming (obviously)
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That's true. I could muddle my way around in nano, but I wouldn't be very productive. Vi(m) gives me a lot more capability.
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I think VI is nice for quick edits though too, I think it's much easier to hit :wq! than deal with ctrl+x, y/n, file name. :wq! saved and done.

[edit] Technically Esc, :wq!, Enter
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