emacs - gnu, x ...?

Marc Wiz marc at wiz.com
Fri Aug 1 11:42:46 PDT 2003

On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 01:28:40PM -0500, george donnelly wrote:
> [Marc Wiz wrote (marc at wiz.com) on 8/1/03 12:51 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?
> more than a few MB per session.
> > 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.
> i'm not berating it, just trying to make a decision.

I understand.  It's just a small gripe of mine.  This thread just
gave me a chance to present the gripe :-)


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

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