Emacs - was Re: Mail/news software
Different Strokes for different folks.
Emacs - "Show a newbie that and you will see the dust as he turns and runs
back to the Windows camp" <smile>. Emacs and Linux/Unix for that matter is
not for everybody - its there because of and for the growing few that want
to learn to swim upstream against the current. I first heard about this
strange thing called Emacs in Clifford Stoll's book, "The Cuckoo's Egg" In
fact, that book was responsible for getting me interested in the world
beyond DOS. I vowed when I finished the book that someday I would learn
about Emacs and Unix. There is a romance behind all of this wonderful
esoteric stuff - let's face it, those in the world of windows will never
reach out and touch the actual kernel of it all.
"This ps -eafg command bothers me," he said. "I can't say why, but it just
doesn't taste right. Maybe its just paranoia, but I'm sure that I've seen
that combination before." -- from "The Cuckoo's Egg"
From: Johann Spies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2000 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: Mail/news software
>On Sun, Apr 30, 2000 at 02:13:19PM +0100, Phillip Deackes wrote:
>> I am very sorry if I offend, but I find emacs/xemacs about the most
>> off-putting thing in Linux. Show a newbie that and you will see the dust
>> as he turns and runs back to the Windows camp.
>That is not always the case. I tried out vi and emacs when I started
>as a Linux newbie and did not like vi. I could not immediately
>understand it's logic. I could however immediately start
>using emacs. It has an easy and very good tutorial for newbies and
>after 5 years I am still learning and enjoying new features.
>J.H. Spies, Hugenotestraat 29, Posbus 80, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa
>Tel/Faks 021-876-2337 Sel/Cell 082-255-2388
> "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it. But
> whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same
> shall save it." Luke 9:24
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