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Re: Emacs's popularity


From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Emacs's popularity
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 21:17:08 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"Charles philip Chan" <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Riley <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> And with the boom in netbooks and OSen on USB sticks, emacs finds
>> itself more and more pushed into that "heavy dinosaur" category. I'm
>> not saying I *agree* with it, just those are my observations.
>
> Interesting enough I bought an Acer Apire One because I want something
> more powerful than a PDA, but smaller than a laptop to run Emacs
> (especially org-mode) on.
>

I know of someone who like me is blind and is running emacs + emacspeak
on a Asus EEEPC running Debian. I've also got an Asus EEEPC and as soon
as I can get a sighted person with enough time to spend a day with me
setting it up, I will be doing the same thing.  Essentially, with its
built-in wireless capabilities, I can use it as a 'speaking terminal'
and access everything I need from the net using it. Most of my work will
reside on my home and work linux workstation, but I'll access it using
tramp, ssh, eshell, etc. I have even worked out a way to use sql-mode,
running sqlplus on the workstation, so for me, it will be extremely useful.

Tim


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