How many vim users know that you can copy from and paste to the clipboard?
It's even very easy: use the register +
To use a register with a copy or paste command, you specify it by typing " followed by the register name.
So, to copy to the x register and the clipboard:
and to paste from the x register:
I think this would be best illustrated by a screencast. Anyone interested in vim screencasts? Should I take the time to do some vim screencasts? Let me know.