'The newly-relaunched Linux Journal is conducting its annual "Reader's
Choice Awards," and this month announced the winners for Best Text
Editor, Best Laptop, and Best Domain Registrar. Vim was chosen as the
best editor by 35% of respondents, handily beating GNU Emacs (19%)
Sublime Text (10%) and Atom (8%).
Readers' Choice winner Vim is an extremely powerful editor with a user
interface based on Bill Joy's 40-plus-year-old vi, but with many
improved-upon features including extensive customization with key
mappings and plugins. Linux Journal reader David Harrison points out
another great thing about Vim "is that it's basically everywhere. It's
available on every major platform."
For best laptop their readers picked Lenovo (32%), followed by Dell
(25%) and System76 (11%).
The ThinkPad began life at IBM, but in 2005, it was purchased by
Lenovo along with the rest of IBM's PC business. Lenovo evolved the
line, and today the company is well known as a geek favorite. Lenovo's
ThinkPads are quiet, fast and arguably have one of the best keyboards
(fighting words!). Linux Journal readers say Lenovo's Linux support is
excellent, leaving many to ponder why the company doesn't ship laptops
with Linux installed.
In February readers also voted on the best web browser, choosing
Firefox (57%) over Chrome (17%) and Chromium (7%). And they also voted
on the best Linux distribution, ultimately selecting Debian (33%),
open SUSE (12%), and Fedora (11%).'
-- source: https://linux.slashdot.org/story/18/03/17/0438256
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