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May 01, 2000, 14:09 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Henderson)

"Another milestone at the Linux Business Expo was the release of Corel's Office 2000 suite. I received a copy of it just days before the show. Michael Cowpland, Linux's newest best friend, had to contend with a keynote/floor visit from President Clinton as an adversary to Cowpland's scheduled keynote."

"...CO2K isn't about text editing apps. Once upon a time, there was Emacs, TeX, and Vi. I recall a highly tenuous question poised to Linus Torvalds last fall during a Torvalds keynote that asked what editor he used. I had not heard such a considered and reaction-fearful answer from him before or since."

"Coders use editors as their most intimate interface to their environment. It's like asking a carpenter what kind of table saw and blade they prefer, or what type of stitch best holds a hem."

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