Unknown things can be frightening and usually cause resistance; Vim is no exception. Still, despite the fact that a Stack Overflow question about how to leave it has been accessed over one million times, Vim is still one of the most-used editors by developers around the world.
Many people who don’t use Vim are accustomed to other editors and think they don’t need to switch. They don’t want to leave their comfort zones. They think Vim takes too much time and effort to learn, and that it doesn’t make that much of a difference.
By taking the time to read this article, you’ve shown that you already have some type of interest in Vim. Before we see some resources that make it easier for you to learn it, let’s see the reasons why should we even consider using a text editor from the 1980s. A key one, of course, is that it is often the default editor you'll find on any new Linux install so before you can install anything else you may often need to use it.
#linux Vim Isn’t That Scary
Here are 5 free resources you can use to learn it