emacs - gnu, x ...?

Marc Wiz marc at wiz.com
Fri Aug 1 10:51:45 PDT 2003

On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 12:29:56PM -0500, george donnelly wrote:
> [LLeweLLyn Reese wrote (llewelly at lifesupport.shutdown.com) on 8/1/03 12:02
> PM]
> > What kind of bandwidth do your users have? e.g., right now I am using
> > emacs over ssh to a friends box, where the limiting bandwidth is
> > 128kbits/s (that's the upstream dsl on the remote end.), and I
> > find it usable. However if your users will be comming in via
> > modem, IMO, modern emacs is no longer usable over modem (though
> > older emmacs were).
> bandwidth is good, 100Mbps etc.
> i guess i'm looking for something with decent features but that will not use
> up a lot of RAM or processor.

What do you consider a lot of RAM or processor?

It amazes me how people used to berate emacs for it's use of resources
yet it does one heck of a lot stuff especially considering the
amount of resources a web browser takes.

Granted hardware has gotten a lot faster but it still amazes me how
much resources a web browser will take up.


Marc Wiz
marc at wiz.com
Yes, that really is my last name.

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