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The Best Advanced Text Editor

Version to use: hey, it's a mature product - whatever you've got is probably good.

Once you get tired of Crimson and want to do more inside of your editing environment (like cvs updates/commits, or send/read email, or compile programs...) it's time to use XEmacs which is the better fork from the popular Emacs software.

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Churn baby churn!

"Churn" is a bit of jargon that companies use to describe the loss of customers in a given period, usually in a month. You'll hear it in press releases, analyst reports, and sales material from CRM vendors like "we brought our churn way down by using XYZ customer pleaser tool and our stock has been doing great ever since!"



I had heard about churn before, but never really dealt with it. For work I had to take a tool I was developing and replace an "expected customer lifetime in months" input for a "churn" input because "churn" is easier for our people to think about. That's fine, but what does "churn" mean when I'm calculating something over the life of a customer? My models needed a number of months.

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Best Office/Productivity/Diagramming Software

Version to use: I use the 2.0 version

Yes, it's true. OpenOffice.org is my favorite "productivity" software. I use it practically every day.

You may say, that's nice, but where are the templates and the "text to columns".

Well, poke around for a little while on OpenOffice.orgDocs and you should be able to find any feature that's missing.

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