I would like to use either Texmaker or TeXstudio in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to use the latest version available via some PPA (not something installed "by hand" or even compiled!). I would like to use it with texlive-extra version 2014 (also installed via some PPA). The purpose would be to write a bachelor thesis in computer science. I would start writing it by the end of august.

The question is which one is more suitable to do the job? I demand a stable and virtually bug-free program. I am not that much interested in the features (except for Slovak characters support). I want to use either IEEE or ČSN ISO 690 citation style. I want to use this LaTeX style. A year ago I had some problems using this style with Texmaker (mostly with the logo of my university) but they might have resolved already or might have been caused by the older Texlive.

According to the comparison both have mostly the same features and are fairly up-to-date.

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    Have you seen our big list LaTeX Editors/IDEs?
    – cgnieder
    Jul 27, 2014 at 16:03
  • Thats a nice link, thanks. Its mainly about features though and is not centered around these two IDEs. It certainly does not answer all my questions, mainly which one is more stable in real life.
    – Slazer
    Jul 27, 2014 at 16:07
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    If fact, the editor has nothing to do with with LaTeX. Any decent text editor is enough stable and bug-free. If you can write plain text without losing what you write, it's perfect. The best one is the one with which you feel most comfortable because the syntax highlighting, shortcuts, buttons for compilation and so on. But here everyone has their particular tastes. I'm afraid you'll have to compare them and decide for yourself.
    – Fran
    Jul 27, 2014 at 20:02
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    BTW, there are not problem installing both and edit your work with TexMaker and the next with TeXstudio, or viceversa.
    – Fran
    Jul 27, 2014 at 20:07
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    I don't think that this question is suitable for StackExchange. You have plenty of people using one or another for all their LaTeX work, therefore there is no objective way of answering the question better than the editor big list.
    – yo'
    Jul 27, 2014 at 21:45


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