dte is a smalland easy to useconsole texteditor. Colorsand bindingscan be fullycustomized toyour liking. It has somefeatures usefulto programmers,like ctagssupport and itcan parsecompilererrors, but itdoes not aim tobecome an IDE.
GNU nano is aconsole texteditor,modelled afterPico. It isverynewcomer-friendlydue toon-screen menuswith alwaysvisiblekeyboardshortcuts.Keybindings areconfigurable,and full undoand redoactions aresupported. Nanoeven can beused as STDINpager, and itprovides fastsyntaxhighlighting,even forregexps.