when i started to use linux i took some unix classes, and on all the courses i took the book always mentioned vi. as i learned more about linux, i came across this tutorial online which mentions nano. nano is a more easy to use text based editor.

after i tried nano, i loved it and i never went back to vi

so if you are trying to find another text editor, you can use nano

for example, if i want to edit this file: /etc/name.conf i would send this commnad:
nano /etc/name.conf

thats it, hope this helps you linux rookies