Re: Mail clients (and text editors)
> Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 21:38:37 -0800
> From: Bill Moseley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> . . . Like many, I'm coming from a Windows environment. I've got
> three linux machines under my desk and for a year now I've booted Win98
> used basically only browsers and Eudora (3.0) on my Win98 machine . . .
> So, to start off with, I'm looking to make the transition to full-time
Linux easy by finding similar tools to I'm used to using.
Similarities can be confusing. Maybe -- maybe -- you'd do better
to accept differences, even seek them out.
Example: Some of the basic commands in Unix resemble those in the
world, & I'm told that some users try to speed learning by aliasing rm
to del & so on. However, Unix is _not_ DOS, & after the first dozen
commands or so things just don't work the same.
Another: vi. It seems that many users are revolted by its modal
character -- its refusal to behave like Word. But black & white are
easier to distinguish precisely because there are no shades of grey.
I realize that purely personal preferences may prevail, & what works
for me may not work for you. Just so we keep in mind that such
things can be turned wrong side out.