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Gvim vs. Vim

Vim has traditionally been a console application, but there is a graphical version called Gvim as well4, which some prefer. With the exception of spell checking and the ability to choose among several color schemes, I'm not aware of any great difference between the two. You can also use console Vim in a terminal window on your graphical desktop, which, in my opinion is the best of all worlds, since you can take advantage of the better font rendering and resolution while still making maximum use of your screen space (run the terminal window in full screen mode for the best results).

Randall Wood 2009-08-04