Linked by Adam S on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 16:11 UTC
Editorial This day-after-Thanksgiving, when many Americans are enjoying a day off and several others are at work goofing around on OSNews, we decided to ask you: what's your "killer app?" What's the one app you can't live without? Sound off in the comments - one app only!
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Latex
by dmiranda on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 16:36 UTC
dmiranda
Member since:
2007-11-23

Latex

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RE: Latex
by samad on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 21:29 in reply to "Latex"
samad Member since:
2006-03-31

Man, I recently became proficient in LaTeX. I love it, except for the nuances with floats. I now refuse to touch Word or PowerPoint even for non-mathematical projects like biochemical lab reports. But you really need to know someone proficient in LaTeX for it not to become overwhelmingly frustrating.

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RE: Latex
by stestagg on Sat 24th Nov 2007 19:38 in reply to "Latex"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

When I was at School, I got into trouble for looking up Bondage websites on the School Internet. Turns out that my searching for "LaTeX plugins" tripped the content filter. Can't think why [/]

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RE: Latex
by torbenm on Mon 26th Nov 2007 11:54 in reply to "Latex"
torbenm Member since:
2007-04-23

I agree. LaTeX has its warts, but there is no serious alternative -- unlike most other applications that I use. Yes, I prefer Firefox, but I can live with other browsers. Yes, I prefer Emacs, but I can live with other editors. But I'm pretty much dependent on LaTeX for a lot of my work.

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