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I want to use Notepad++ on my RedHat machine. But there is no setup file available for Linux.

What should I do?

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You could run Notepad++ using Wine, but there is no shortage of excellent text editors for Linux. Why not try Kate, if you're on KDE, or Bluefish if you're on Gnome?

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Was gonna say that too :-) Although I noticed that running Notepad++ in Wine was really slow for me. – Emthigious Jan 15 '10 at 9:53
I have reached this page:… Now how do I download?? – Lazer Jan 15 '10 at 9:58
Linux handles software installations differently from Windows. Instead of downloading .exe files and installing them directly, Linux centralises software installations in a package manager. Redhat should have an "add/remove software" option in the menus. Use that to find an advanced text editor or wine. Which version of Redhat are you on? – Iain Jan 15 '10 at 10:07
how do I check the redhat version? – Lazer Jan 15 '10 at 10:10
Click on the winehq link, then the URL link for the SourceForge page. Click on download at the top of the page and click on Binary Files, then click on Download Notepad++ executable files, and click on the link to Save the ZIP file and extract the contents. Now, unfortunately, you're on your own because I'm using Unbuntu 9.10 and I just had to click on notepad++.exe to start it in Wine. I don't know how you start Wine on Redhat. It may be just as simple. – pavium Jan 15 '10 at 10:29

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