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Re: [h-e-w] Gnu Emacs

From: Vijay Lakshminarayanan
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Gnu Emacs
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:40:24 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (windows-nt)

Carson Chittom <address@hidden> writes:

> John DeRuntz <address@hidden> writes:
>> So I would like to install emacs on a new Dell XPS laptop with a
>> Windows 7 OS. Looking at the available files on your website I have no
>> idea as to what I should download for my new machine. Also, will I
>> need a unix emulator or will I be able to use emacs directly with MS
>> Windows?
> You have (at least) three options, all of which have pros and cons:
>     1. Use a Windows-native Emacs[1]. This is likely your best bet,
>        since it's officially supported by the Emacs people.  Be aware
>        though that a few things don't work quite right (for example,
>        interfacing with OpenSSL and/or GnuTLS to read email through Gnus
>        or VM (or whatever)), and the Emacs defaults don't always accord
>        with the Windows ones (for example, a user's home directory for
>        Win7 is C:\Users\username; but ~ for Emacs is
>        C:\Users\username\AppData)

I use emacs-nt on Windows Vista and use Gnus with gnutls on cygwin.  I
haven't had any issues.

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Gnus should be more complicated.

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