Much better than Xed!
I prefer it over gedit.
NFG - Always prints Line Numbers!!! regardless of settings NFG
It's good and quite powerfull, but doesn't have syntax highlighting
Better than gedit when opening files in some weird character encoding.
Lite but does the job. Akin to Leafpad.
Nice editor. Simple and fast. I prefer this to gedit when using a GUI.
Very fast to open TXT and CVS format files. Now is my default TXT viewer!
Nothing special, but works as expected.
Really like Mousepad. Very simple and reminds me of Notepad - in a good way. I mostly develop using an IDE, so having this does not bother me.
Leafpad is better. Old and even new versions of Mousepad still have some annoying bugs.
There's not a lot to this, and for me, that's a plus. Sometimes I need a quick place to type something up where Notes/Tomboy doesn't make sense or doesn't have enough space, and where a word processing program is just too slow or too much. This isn't really oriented towards being any sort of IDE at all, though it does have line numbers if you need it for a light purpose of doing some code work. Fast, quick, simple, and works like a charm.
This as an editor is more like the infamous Notepad than something you can use for development and design. The lack of syntax highlighting makes it uninteresting to me compared to other applications more potent but still lightweight - like Medit and Beaver.
preferred to leafpad
Very basic text editor, not for programmers or web designers. If you want more features go for kate/kwrite or gedit.
It's GUI is just like leafpad, but it is improved the printing support. Good but a little bit heavy.