Emacs Beginner's HOWTO
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From Jeremy D. Zawodny's introduction:
"Emacs is different things to different people. Depending who
you ask, you'll could get any of the following responses:
- Text Editor
- Mail Client
- News Reader
- Word Processor
- Integrated Development Environment
- Whatever you want it to be!
"But for our purposes, let's just pretend it's a text editor--an
amazingly flexible text editor. We'll dig deeper into the question
"Emacs was written by Richard Stallman (founder of the Free
Software Foundation: http://www.fsf.org/ and the GNU project
http://www.gnu.org/) and he still
maintains it today.
"Emacs is one of the most popular and powerful text editors used
on Linux (and Unix). It is second in popularity only to vi. It is
known for it huge feature set, ability to be easily customized, and
lack of bugs..."