Is it just me, or is emacs a virus? Its been awhile since I had to reboot a system because I couldn't figure out how to exit a program after 5 fraggin minutes! Pico is much more user friendly.
emacs is like hell at start
but on start, there's some key combination (ctrl+H i thought) wich brings you to a starters tutorial, read the start screen carefully
I like pico more too btw
there's a more advanced version called nano (check the nano website
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btw: for grafical enviroment, i like kate