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Pros of Emacs
Pros of Org Mode
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    Vast array of extensions
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    Have all you can imagine
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    Everything i need in one place
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    Customer config
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    Your config works on any platform
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    Low memory consumption
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    Perfect for monsters
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    All life inside one program
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    Extendable, portable, fast - all at your fingertips
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    Extensible in Lisp
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    Widely-used keybindings (e.g. by bash)
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    Enables extremely rapid keyboard-only navigation
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    Runs everywhere important
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    Powerful multilanguage IDE
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    May be old but always reliable
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    Powerful UI
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    Git integration
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    FOSS Software
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    Agenda and Calendar
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    Suitable for long documents
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    Portable across platforms
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    Works in CLI via Emacs
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    Export to md, html, odt, LaTeX etc
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    GTD Concept
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    Easy formatting

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Cons of Emacs
Cons of Org Mode
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    Hard to learn for beginners
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    So good and extensible, that one can get sidetracked
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    Not default preinstalled in GNU/linux
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    Not many editors have org mode support other then Emacs

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What is Emacs?

GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

What is Org Mode?

It is used for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, planning projects, and authoring documents with a fast and effective plain-text system

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What are some alternatives to Emacs and Org Mode?
At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.
Standard Eclipse package suited for Java and plug-in development plus adding new plugins; already includes Git, Marketplace Client, source code and developer documentation. Click here to file a bug against Eclipse Platform.
Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
Since version 0.101.0 and later Spacemacs totally abolishes the frontiers between Vim and Emacs. The user can now choose his/her preferred editing style and enjoy all the Spacemacs features. Even better, it is possible to dynamically switch between the two styles seamlessly which makes it possible for programmers with different styles to do seat pair programming using the same editor.
Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to: simplify maintenance and encourage contributions, split the work between multiple developers, enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source, and improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture.
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