Linux Misc. Technology

Effective Emacs

Interesting article on Emacs but most people using Emacs today are using it on Intel Hardware ( and PowerPC base Macs ). I think the writer is misisng the one major point that people love about emacs – The ability customize your environment to work the way you want. The author proposes making keyboard bindings that make your PC work more like a traditional unix workstation, e.g. IBM RS/6000 or Sun Sparc station.

I’ve been an Emacs user since 1996 and carry my .emacs profile to every computer I use…all being Intel based PCs. This is the power of Emacs, I can have keyboard shortcuts for just about any application or command I run within Emacs. The only downfall is when someone who doesn’t know my key bindings suddenly starts using my Emacs session.

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