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I know I'm gonna get downvoted to hell but the only reason I didn't tried Vim is because thay it has such a shitty logo. It's like stuck in 80s. It's seriously bad. I used to be a designer so I can safely say, design or at least how things look do matter sometimes.

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    You think that's bad? Say hello to the vanilla Common Desktop Interface for Unix. It looks like this in 2018.
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    @starrynights89 bloody hell. I'd so never use this. (disclaimer note for people who want to be anti for the sake of being anti: I'm not saying it's Bad or it's useless. I'm saying it's logo or in that comment that shot of linux looks like shit compared to the design standards we have today)
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    Now since I know there are people who will get extremely mad and stuff (because i know how people flipped their shit and went super furious when I said 'man IE is really not the best browser ever' and people were like 'FUCK YOU MOTHER FUCKER IE IS THE BEST FUCK YOU DIE BURN IN HELL' just because they want to be negative and want to be noticed for attention) AAAAAGAIN: Im not saying it's a bad software or nobody should use it. Let me repeat again because I know people will even go to the police over it; the logo of Vim looks seriously poor and that's the reason that I didn't try it yet.
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    @highonsleep I tried for 2 weeks to use vim but I could never get it to work as efficently as my modern workflow. It's FINE for editing text files quickly, but that was what it was designed to do originally. It's not an out of the box ready IDE solution, and I already have better tools.
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    VI ->vim (VI improved)-> VI logo improved
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    @starrynights89 That reminded me of the last time I looked at a SCO desktop
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    @highonsleep I know exactly what you mean. I wont use sketch because it looks like a windows app on the mac. Design is everything to me, I cant work on shitly designed software.
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    @starrynights89 I can't be the only one that likes 90' UI like these ?
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    @albi My Linux WM is openbox and i3, so I personally use older late 80's/early 90's styled environments as they're just more efficient IMO.
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    @electric-ghost We use these systems at my job along with old VMS terminals. Data centers have a fascinating habit of mixing the very old with the very new.
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    It was shit 5 years ago, today it's ironic.
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    it's a cli, why does the logo matter, you will never even see it. by that logic 99% of FOSS is shit cause most tools don't even have logos.
    seems to me like you're telling yourself that this is the reason, but you're actually just too lazy/afraid to try it cause it takes some effort to get used to and you might fail or even worse, like it.
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    I think their logo is charming. It has this retro style that really resembles to the good old days of computing. And I think that is exactly the message they wanted to convey.
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    @nanl Same here. I like that logo.
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    @hugh-mungus I'm with OP. Not that vim is useful to me, but I wouldn't use it even if it was because of the logo. The logo is not the most important part, but it just stands out as "stuck in the past".
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    First let me say that I actually like the logo. Second, the logo provides absolutely no functional value to anything so it could be whatever they want it to be as long as the tool works. Vim is far from my main editor, and certainly not my favorite, but for quick and easy changes, using vim in the terminal is the way to go.
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    @sabbonaut
    Let's say the Logo is stuck in the past, sure.
    Do you know any software of any significant age, that is free from legacy code?
    I think the minimalist nature of vim is perfectly reflected in the logo. No fancy UI needed cause it is functional and robust by design. It also symbolises that old can mean stable and reliable.

    Give it ten years, y'all be calling it 'retro'
    🙄
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    @hugh-mungus That's a solid point to make. I've never used vim to know what makes it so great, but from a quick search I'd probably go with Kakoune if I needed vim-like functionality.
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    @sabbonaut
    everyone should use what helps them do their job.
    but if you want to rant about a logo, go for emacs' logo. that one is legit ugly :P
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