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    What installed Node.js, Git and Vim?

    My weekly Secunia scan alerted me to the fact that Vim editor was an out-of-date version. and needed to be updated.

    I didn't even know that I had installed Vim editor. Curiosity led me to discover that it had been installed at exactly the same time as Git and Node.js, but I still don't know what installed it.

    Can anyone tell me what includes these programs in its installation routine? One thought is Aptana Studio 3, which I uninstalled some time ago, as, when I stopped running a society website, I had no further need of Aptana as an editor.

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    Have you installed the Windows Bash Beta?
    Vim is a Linux editor. Git is like a software depository.

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    Cradom - thanks, no, I have not installed the Windows Bash Beta.

    These installations are dated July 2014, but I cannot see what installation will have caused these to be placed on my system then.

    Thanks!

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    Awhile back I had a Secunia alert for node.js and traced it down to my NVIDIA GeForce Experience updater for my NVIDIA Graphics card.

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    A bit of digging reveals that Node.js is almost always deployed in a web server environment.


    Node.js (Wikipedia)
    Node.js (Makeuseof)

    That matches up well with your mention of hosting a society website.

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    BHarder - many thanks, I shall probably remove these, as I have no need of them, and I prefer to know WHY programs made their way on to my drive.

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