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Re: [solved] Re: How to uninstall Emacs?


From: Rodolfo Medina
Subject: Re: [solved] Re: How to uninstall Emacs?
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:38:53 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Bob Proulx <address@hidden> writes:

> Emanuel Berg wrote:
>> Bob Proulx writes:
>> > This is just one of the things that person running
>> > Sid Unstable is expected to know. Because Unstable
>> > isn't recommended for people who don't.
>> 
>> That is a bit exaggerated especially if we talk
>> a computer for desktop use with no indispensible
>> service relying on the computer's
>> around-the-clock functionality.
>
> If you treat it as you are suggesting, as a victim system for testing
> and learning, then I agree.  Play.  Learn.
>
>> What you don't know you can learn by crashing the
>> computer because you didn't know it. If you do that,
>> you'll know for sure you didn't know it :)
>
> But the problem is that people don't actually do that very often.
> They don't learn first with a victim system and then work through the
> problems.  Instead people run their critical production servers that
> way.  They run their main desktops that way.  And then when they have
> problems they complain that the OS is terrible, it crashed their
> desktop, they can't read their email, help!, and they sling enough mud
> at it.  They can't wait to move off that terrible horrible
> distribution and move to the next one which is a thousand times
> better.  Really!  I see this all of the time!

I've been using Debian for nine years now and have never thought nor do I think
to change.  Sid difficult to use?  Perhaps, but I want to try.  And learn at my
own risk.  Also Linux instead of Windows was difficult, also plain TeX instead
of LaTeX, also Emacs instead of any other text editor were difficult to use and
they discouraged me to do so, but I've been using all them for many years now
and am happy with them.  With Debian Sid I will see.  Maybe I'll get back to
Stable, maybe not.

Thanks,

Rodolfo




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