Notepad is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Atom. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Vim or Kate. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Notepad and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Notepad are Sublime Text (Free Personal), gedit (Free, Open Source), GNU nano (Free, Open Source) and GNU Emacs (Free, Open Source).
Most users think Atom is a great alternative to Notepad.
The Kate project develops two main products: KatePart, the advanced editor component which is used in numerous KDE applications requiring a text editing component, and Kate, a MDI text editor application.
GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, go to line and column number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization support, and filename tab completion.
GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing. The features of GNU Emacs include:
A simple text editor for the Xfce desktop environment. Mousepad aims to be an easy-to-use and fast editor for quickly editing text files, not a development environment or an editor with a huge bunch of plugins.