RobGoldsmith writes: "InterPlanetary Ventures, the Human Synergy Project, and Interorbital Systems have joined forces to compete in the Google Lunar X PRIZE race to the Moon, which offers $30,000,000 in prizes for competition winners. Read this amazing interview with the team as they aim to place a robot on the Moon by 2012. They discuss the developments of their rovers, their new rockets and how the team decided on doing something that only Government Organizations have done before. Read it all Here" Link to Original Source
I really just use nano/pico from that poll list and I guess notepad in Windows. But, normally these days I use jed to write python scripts and it's very good. If you find yourself not a vi or emacs fan try it.