GNU nano is aconsole texteditor,modelled afterPico. It isverynewcomer-friendlydue toon-screen menuswith alwaysvisiblekeyboardshortcuts.Keybindings areconfigurable,and full undoand redoactions aresupported. Nanocan even beused as STDINpager, and itprovides fastsyntaxhighlightingusing regularexpressions.
dte is a smalland easy to useconsole texteditor. Colorsand bindingscan be fullycustomized toyour liking. It has somefeatures usefulto programmers,like ctagssupport and itcan parsecompilererrors, but itdoes not aim tobecome an IDE.