After playing around with jEdit for a little bit I can honestly say it's the best editor I've ever used. It's way snappier than Komodo which is what I was using which is the biggest plus for me. It's also platform independent because it was written in Java. The best thing about it though are the plugins. Honestly the plugins are the best part. Integrated FTP for uploading and IRC to ask those questions when you really need to. Project manager is invaluable.

Amazing. If nobody's used it I suggest you at least try it. It won't hurt.