Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2012, 00:44 Uhr von Felix
I am not tied to an operating system; it works everywhere.
I can use my favorite text editor to write, namely vim or gedit.
I can use other powerful tools that I am already familiar with, e.g., grep and wc.
I can structure my document into different files and folders, as many as I want.
I can easily put my files under source control, experiment and collaborate with others.
I will still be able to read the files in 30 years time. After all, LaTeX files are just flat text files.
I can focus on content instead of presentation and use semantic markup.
I can stand on the shoulders of giants when I need to create, e.g., a glossary.
I can rely on the insights of far more able typesetters but am still able to control the details if it is necessary.
I can write once and compile to PDF, DVI or whatever I feel like that day.
I can automate tasks by integrating LaTeX into scripts or build tools.
I may even be able to recompile the document in 30 years time.
I do not even have to pay for it.
I love it.