Chris Jones <jonesc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Amedee Van Gasse (u2s) wrote:
>> On Wed, October 21, 2009 16:20, Chris Jones wrote:
>>> Florian Diesch wrote:
>>>> Chris Jones <jonesc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>>> Seriously, all the suggestions here are good ones IMHO, apart from vim,
>>>>> which has a terribly confusing interface and not something I would
>>>>> a linux newbie at unless I really disliked them. Stay away from vim and
>>>>> you won't go far wrong. (For the record, my suggestion would be emacs
>>>>> ;) )
>>>> vim is a great editor if your hands are to small for using Emacs. ;-)
>>> How ? Do you have a different special keyboard for vim with bigger
>>> buttons or something ...
>> You need 6 fingers on every hand to use E.M.A.C.S.
> nonsense. The bear minimum is two figures on your left hand for
> control-x control-f to open a file and control-x control-s to save it.
> Of course the are thousands of other command sequences, but unless you
> want to become some kind of emacs freak, you don't need them. I have
> never seen the need to read email in emacs, even though I believe it is
There are several email programs for Emacs. I'm using Gnus to write this.
> Then of course, if you prefer there is always the menu bar. You don't
> have to use the control sequences at all.
But it's much faster to use them.
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