I’m a Linux user actually, but I have a Windows installation too - mainly for computer games. Who needs VMs when you can install a superior OS for free, though? <-- I can’t believe this has no emoticon with it but
:wink: does <— oh god, I just realised how early Discourse is in its development process.
If I may just weigh in, as I really like the Vim text editor, you can get GVim over here. It’s a native version for Windows and has a little GUI that comes with it. I would highly recommend it over the Cygwin version. GVim is no different from normal Vim in configuration and it is, as you can see, officially supported. You can’t run in a terminal in Windows unless you use Cygwin (or SSH), but who cares about that anyway? I personally prefer editing files locally, then pushing them to the server. If I can’t be bothered, I break out the Nano.
A word of warning though - if you’ve never used Vim before, you are wasting your time if you try to do most things with the mouse. It’s okay to select text but generally you’re doing it wrong if you try to do everything with the mouse.
I hope you have fun with Vim, the productive text editor!