Especially if you do any web development, web publishing, work with HTML or produce a lot of writing, a good text editing program can be a great ally. The good news is that some of the best text editors are free and open source. This week, Atom, the text editor from the group at GitHub and a favorite for use on the Mac platform, went open source. There are already some early builds of Atom for Windows, too, but if you want a good Windows open source text editor, look into Notepad++.
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