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Re: [vox] Survey: What do YOU use Linux for?



On Wed, Jul 06, 2005 at 02:04:10PM -0700, Norm Matloff wrote:
> 
> On Wed, Jul 06, 2005 at 04:14:00PM -0400, David Hummel wrote:
> 
> > You can add Prosper to the list as one example of a Powerpoint
> > replacement for creating presentations.
> 
> If Bill is going to compile this list, he should probably mention the
> "why" part.
> 
> In the case of Prosper, I would say that the phrase "Powerpoint
> replacement" is not doing it justice.  Again, if that were all that
> mattered, one could simply use OpenOffice.  Instead, to me the point
> is that Prosper (or other similar LaTeX packages) allows me to (more
> or less) seamlessly convert what I have in document form to
> presentation form.  This is especially important in that Powerpoint
> doesn't handle math well at all.

Right.  LaTeX + Prosper > Powerpoint.

This is a good example of the UNIX philosophy of how using modular
programs allows you to produce output that is better than what the
corresponding bloatware can give you ;-)

-David
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