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Old 03-08-2008, 02:57 AM   #1
diegoandresalvarez
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"what can emacs do that kate cannot?"


Hello guys,

I know that emacs has a steep learning curve. And kate is easier to learn... but can some emacs fan give me some motivation to try to learn emacs, so that I decide to go through the steep curve?

So, "what can emacs (as an editor) do that kate cannot?"

For example, I dont care that emacs can be used as a text editor as well. I dont care because we have applications like thunderbird or kmail which do an excellent job.

Thanks,

Diego
 
Old 03-08-2008, 08:09 AM   #2
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http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/ - have a look through the FAQs and other information. If you are happy with kate, why switch?
 
Old 03-08-2008, 08:42 AM   #3
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Emacs can brew your coffee, wash your clothes, and take your dog for a walk.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 09:00 AM   #4
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Emacs can brew your coffee, wash your clothes, and take your dog for a walk.
Sounds like someone's been sharing a spliff with Richard Stallman.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 08:42 PM   #5
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Hi.

Compare many editors, among them kate and emacs, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_text_editors ... cheers, makyo
 
  


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