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<h1>What Vim Can Do</h1> 
<p> 
Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of
the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set.
It's useful whether you're <a href='viusers.php'>already using vi</a> or <a
href='others.php'>using a different editor</a>.  Users of Vim 5 and 6 should
consider upgrading to Vim 7.  The main advantages of Vim 6 compared to Vim 5 
can be found on <a href='vim5users.php'>this page</a>.
</p> 
 
<h1>A General Overview</h1> 
 
<a href="http://tnerual.eriogerg.free.fr/0xBABAF000L/10_en.html"><img src='/images/0xbabaf000l.png' alt="Emaks-Vim-Notepad comic" width="800" height="254"></a> 
Copyright (c) 2007 Laurent Gregoire
 
<h4>What Is Vim?</h4> 
<p> 
Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text
editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with
most UNIX systems.  
<p> 
Vim is often called a "programmer's editor," and so useful for
programming that many consider it an entire <abbr title='integrated
development environment'>IDE</abbr>.  It's not just for programmers,
though.  Vim is perfect for all kinds of text editing, from composing
email to editing configuration files.
</p> 
<p> 
Despite what the above comic suggests, Vim can be configured to work in a very
simple (Notepad-like) way, called evim or Easy Vim.
</p> 
 
<h4>What Vim Is Not?</h4> 
<p> 
Vim isn't an editor designed to hold its users' hands.  It is a tool,
the use of which must be learned.
</p> 
 
<p> 
Vim isn't a word processor.  Although it can display text with various
forms of highlighting and formatting, it isn't there to provide WYSIWYG
editing of typeset documents.  (It is great for editing TeX, though.)
</p> 
 
<h4>Vim's License</h4> 
<p> 
Vim is charityware.  Its license is GPL-compatible, so it's
distributed freely, but we ask that if you find it useful you make a
donation to help children in Uganda through the
<a href='http://iccf-holland.org/'>ICCF</a>.  The full license text can be
found in the <a href='http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/uganda.html#license'>documentation</a>.
Much more information about charityware on
<A HREF="http://Charityware.info/">Charityware.info</a>.
</p> 
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What Vim Can Do 
 
Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of
the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set.
It's useful whether you're already using vi or <a
href='others.php'>using a different editor.  Users of Vim 5 and 6 should
consider upgrading to Vim 7.  The main advantages of Vim 6 compared to Vim 5 
can be found on this page.
 
 
A General Overview 
 
 
Copyright (c) 2007 Laurent Gregoire
 
What Is Vim? 
 
Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text
editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with
most UNIX systems.  
 
Vim is often called a "programmer's editor," and so useful for
programming that many consider it an entire <abbr title='integrated
development environment'>IDE.  It's not just for programmers,
though.  Vim is perfect for all kinds of text editing, from composing
email to editing configuration files.
 
 
Despite what the above comic suggests, Vim can be configured to work in a very
simple (Notepad-like) way, called evim or Easy Vim.
 
 
What Vim Is Not? 
 
Vim isn't an editor designed to hold its users' hands.  It is a tool,
the use of which must be learned.
 
 
 
Vim isn't a word processor.  Although it can display text with various
forms of highlighting and formatting, it isn't there to provide WYSIWYG
editing of typeset documents.  (It is great for editing TeX, though.)
 
 
Vim's License 
 
Vim is charityware.  Its license is GPL-compatible, so it's
distributed freely, but we ask that if you find it useful you make a
donation to help children in Uganda through the
ICCF.  The full license text can be
found in the documentation.
Much more information about charityware on
Charityware.info.
 

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< <a href="http://tnerual.eriogerg.free.fr/0xBABAF000L/10_en.html"><img src='/images/0xbabaf000l.png' alt="Emaks-Vim-Notepad comic" width="800" height="254"></a> 
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< <a href='http://iccf-holland.org/'>ICCF</a>.  The full license text can be
< found in the <a href='http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/uganda.html#license'>documentation</a>.
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< <A HREF="http://Charityware.info/">Charityware.info</a>.
< </p> 
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> Charityware.info.
>  

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