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Old 03-08-2008, 01:57 AM   #1
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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.


Old 03-08-2008, 07:09 AM   #2
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Rep: Reputation: 470Reputation: 470Reputation: 470Reputation: 470Reputation: 470 - have a look through the FAQs and other information. If you are happy with kate, why switch?
Old 03-08-2008, 07:42 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, 08:00 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.
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Compare many editors, among them kate and emacs, at ... cheers, makyo


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