[ale] I can see why RHEL people don't use Emacs...

Lightner, Jeff JLightner at water.com
Thu Feb 9 10:45:02 EST 2012

The first time I read the AT&T 3B2400 manual (I was bored waiting for a backup to complete) I came across the section that said it could have UP to 8 MB RAM and thought to myself "How could anyone ever need that MUCH ram?"  Of course at that time the largest hard drive you could get for a PC was 10 MB.

-----Original Message-----
From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Jay Lozier
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 10:22 AM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [ale] I can see why RHEL people don't use Emacs...

On 02/09/2012 09:45 AM, Geoffrey Myers wrote:
> Lightner, Jeff wrote:
>> Even after being taught how to use emacs years ago in a training
>> class where the software maker thought it was "da bomb" I went right
>> back to using vi when I got back to my office because I simply
>> couldn't see any great benefit of emacs.   The funny thing is the
>> discussion about emacs being a Linux abomination.  I first saw it on
>> UNIX long before I started working on any Linux system.
> Yeah, it's been around a long while.  The old joke was:
> emacs == eight megs and constantly swapping
> That should tell you how long it's been around as that was when 8 megs
> was a LOT of memory.
8 megs - I remember when 64K was huge

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