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Interesting to see that Emacs is gaining tracion - when I mentioned it a few years back all I got were snears. Now, I think, org-mode has really brought a lot of new users to Emacs. Ironically, I don't use org-mode much. I do however, edit text, in one form or another, with pretty much evertyhing I use my computer for.
True about org-mode, it's the best. Ever since I learned it I use it for creating all TODO lists (this one is obvious), organizing my knowledge on different subjects, creating shopping lists, accessing local JIRA instance thanks to org-jira mode, creating inventory lists. The best thing about org-mode is that it's just a plain text. You can edit it with any text editor, what Emacs gives you are nice keybindings and coloring. I wondered then what is the actual reason behind org-mode usefulness. I read somewhere that org-mode just represents the way people really think, they think in points in a very simple way. They don't know out of the box if what they are thinking about at the moment is URGENT/NON-URGENT/SHOULD-GO-TO-HOME-OR-RATHER-WORK-CATEGORY.
Real life example: recently someone I know was looking for a program to keep record of books he has. He was looking for multiple programs on his Android tablet, it took me 1 second to know what should be used for this purpose: org-mode. Especially that there is a mobile org-mode for Android
And yes, I know at least one guy that was a hardcore vi user that started to use Emacs along with vi because of org-mode Big thanks to Carsten Dominik for creating org-mode! It made my life easier, and that's the whole point of technology, isn't it?
Last edited by average_user; 01-17-2015 at 08:40 PM.
... For security or distros (as examples) I want to be able to vote all my favorites (like my nephews I <3 them equally!) And, unless your one of those can never have a tie score kind of people it would only increase numbers of votes free and open software get...
Last edited by jamison20000e; 01-19-2015 at 03:00 PM.
Notepad++ for me ... but if anyone knows of anything that can handle _really_ big files, I would like to know ...
But when I have to do something in Linux: nano -Kw
If you are referring to Notepad under Windows, when I must work under Windows, I usually use Wordpad, which is able to work with very large files. I don't know what the limit might be. Wordpad is rather primitive compared to linux text editor options that I prefer, but it has enough options to be useful, and I found it better than Notepad.