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Re: MUAs



On Thu, Nov 05, 1998 at 01:08:38PM +0000, David Damerell wrote:
> In article <E0zaq07-0002Fi-00@teleute.ml.org> Steve Lamb wrote:
> >    If it is so wonderful, why limit it to the bloated pig called Eight Megs
> >and Constantly Swapping?  I can name one thing that EMACS can't give me in an
> >editor, put it on a rescue disk.
> 
> Tom's Root/ Boot disc (http://www.toms.net/rb/) offers EMACS.
> 
> [And, on the MUA flamewar, it strikes me as selfish to use a mailer
> that breaks threading.]

Thats not exactly true...
Tom's Unix On a Floppy (or "More Magic" as a co-worker calls it) 
does NOT offer emacs. It offers a stripped down emacs look-alike
clone... NOT emacs!

This clone emacs look-alike is NOT a lisp interpreter (which is what
emacs really is) it is just basically a text editor that works and looks
like emacs...
of course on the disk this editor is named emacs just so its easy to find
the text editor.

> -- 
> David/Kirsty Damerell.                       damerell@chiark.greenend.org.uk
> "We have always been quite clear that Win95 and Win98 are not the systems to
> use if you are in a hostile security environment." "We absolutely do recognize
> that the Internet is a hostile environment." Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>

Great quotes :) I saw those myself on bugtraq :)

-Steve
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