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Re: How many use eMacs and Gnus on daily basis?

From: Robert D. Crawford
Subject: Re: How many use eMacs and Gnus on daily basis?
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 10:49:29 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden writes:

> I'm curious what you do with emacs

I use emacs as the only interface to my computer.  I am mostly blind and
use emacspeak to do everything that I need to do.  With this setup I:

surf the web using emacs-w3m

read news, email, and rss feeds with gnus

use all the text editor stuff for config files, lisp code, html, etc.

manipulate files using dired

use the shell for things I find easier to do there, such as output
manipulation via pipes

Listen to music on cd and streaming media from the net using a lisp
interface to cd-tool and mplayer

I don't even run a window manager.  I just start emacs from my .xsession
file.  I am not saying that this will work for everyone.  If you are
used to point-clicky interfaces you might not like emacs.  Manipulating
graphics files is, I believe, a no-go, but viewing them works.

If you use your computer a lot, learning emacs will probably be a big
productivity booster.  You just have to stick with it and make it around
the learning curve.  After that, most everything's gravy.


Robert D. Crawford                                      address@hidden

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