UltraEdit Text Editor for Linux (UEx) Released

One of the leading text editors for Microsoft Windows is finally available on Linux. UEx (UltraEdit for Linux) has been released for download with packages available for Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Red Hat. Users of other distributions can get it via .tar package with 32 and 64 bit support.

UEx will make coding in C, C++, HTML, Javascript, XML, PHP, Perl, and Java a lot more fun through its user-friendly, highly configurable interface and layout. It has tons of tools, including macros, configurable syntax highlighting, code folding, file type conversions, project management, regular expressions for search-and-replace, a column-edit mode, remote editing of files via FTP, interfaces for APIs or command lines of choice and more.

UltraEdit for Linux contains some Linux-specific configurations, such as the ability to choose a console for user tool output, or pick a file browser when browsing project files/folders.

I'm sure a lot of Linux users/programmers who prefer to use UltraEdit are happy about this release as it can now run on both the KDE and GNOME desktops without the need for Wine or any other translation layer. But for those of you who want to switch from using free and open source text editors to UEx, not so fast because UltraEdit for Linux is not available for free. You can only try the application for 30 days, and then you will have to purchase a license if you wish to continue using it beyond the given time.

UltraEdit Text Editor for Linux (UEx) download page can be found HERE.


  1. At this price, it really needs code completion & refactoring support. As it stands, it is vastly inferior to many free alternatives.

  2. UEX will make transitioning from Windows to Linux/MAC easier for many developers where the editor alternatives have been lame and ancient Unix variants...

  3. The only shotcoming of UltraEdit is that it costs $39.95. I thing it's better to look for GNU software.

  4. i'm a developer, mostly on Windows, but every now and then on Linux, and i'm very glad Utraedit made its way to Linux. I like multiple windows for multiple sources, the functionlist, code folding, binary editing without hassles. I've never found a nice substitute on linux, (well maybe slickedit) and i cannot stand the Vim-disasters. The price is no big deal at al!

    I'm so fed up with al the so-so freeware edit-toys on unix, i'm not religious, i need something i can work with pleasantly, damnit!