I use Kubuntu 14.04 with its default installation (bash, Konsole). I want to learn a powerful, all-keyboard, text editor, and settled on one of these: Vi, Vim, Emacs, (and I'll learn Nano since it's simple). I have a little experience with the command line: Bash and Python, so I'm ready to add another skill in my pursuit of using Linux without a Windows system.
From Bash, Typing
emacs prompt me to install packages.
vi works. It runs an editor, So I thought it must be Vi.
But the splash screen, if you call it that in Bash, says
VIM Vi Improved and that it's
Running in Vi compatible mode. So now I figure it must be Vim.
So which is it and why does typing
vim in bash not run my editor?