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Re: [SLUG] Is Emacs really for newbies
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Is Emacs really for newbies
- From: Jobst Schmalenbach <jobst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Jul 14 13:55:45 2000
- Organization: Barrett Consulting Group Pty Ltd
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On Fri, Jul 14, 2000 at 10:23:16AM +1000, Matthew Dalton (matthewd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> Simon Bryan wrote:
> > With responses like this we probably will.....
> > > Guys,
> > >
> > > <giulio85> ac2: help! how do i get out of emacs??? its been there for 3
> > > days now. should i reboot ?
> > >
> > > Why can't the really sad cases (like above) stick to M$....
> The sad thing for me is not that he's clueless, but that he doesn't even
> try thinking for himself.
> Let me demonstrate. Everyone follow these steps.
> 1. Type 'http://www.google.com' into your browser (without the quotes of
> 2. Type the phrase 'how do i get out of emacs' into the search text box
> 3. Press 'I'm Feeling Lucky'
> Now wasn't that easy! Much better than exposing your cluelessness on
> IRC, and you've learnt something in the process.
I am not sure here but doesnt emacs come up by default
with a help screen telling you all about what to do????
I think it will only stop doing that if you have your own .emacs files
and settings like 'setenv EDITOR emacs" etc not set.
So after the first run it comes up with the explanation what to do
and it includes how to close it down.
The software is written by people who want people to succeed.
PS: and yes I love it, i even replaced notepad with it. ;-)))))))))
Educational software is like Science Fiction. It doesn't have to work, just look good.
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