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Re: Why is emacs on my mac?

From: Jai Dayal
Subject: Re: Why is emacs on my mac?
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 17:14:01 -0400

It's common for operating systems to ship with programs that help the user
use the machine. Mac OSX is Unix, and for its set of programs, it has
chosen to use a combination of existing GNU software (such as the text
editor Emacs), some stuff from BSD, and its own programs that it developed
in house.

Windows does the same thing (i.e., cmd.exe, powershell, notepad, etc),
except it doesn't use anything from GNU or BSD since it's not Linux or


On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Whitfield Palmer <> wrote:

> Not a troll job at all.
> On 14 May 2014 16:51, Jai Dayal <> wrote:
>> I can't tell if this is a troll job or a legitimate question...
>> On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 11:14 AM, Whitfield Palmer <
>>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've recently noticed tons of files on my computer and I've linked them
>>> to
>>> your company? What are you and how did they get there?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Whit Palmer

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