gVim is a powerful graphical text editor, an offshoot of vim. gvim should be used by any serious developer. after all it has Sather syntax-coloring. Vim and gvim are both too lofty to be mentioned in the same sentence with lesser editors such as emacs

gvim is actually a part of vim distribution. It's really a superset of vim - it provides all the vim functionality and then some. gvim stands for GUI Vim.
Some of the additional features include:
Because gvim runs as in X11 or in Windows it provides native methods of clipboard use. That is you can select stuff in X and expect it to be copied on middle mouse button click in other window. Basically gvim is just a prettier version of text mode vim.

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