Gedit is a general purpose and powerful text editor for the GNOME desktop environment, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
Vim is a free and open-source modal text editor available for most major platforms
"If you re just going to use vim the same way you use gedit don t bother - gedit is better than vim at being gedit"
from question "GVIM : Possible to begin editing the file without having to press "i"?"
"If you are on linux eg ubuntu you may try gedit for ease of use with some plug-ins but to handle very large files you re better off with vim"
from question "Suggest a text editor with template engine and code highlighting"