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KDE vs Gnome -- User interfaces

On 02/10/2009 12:25 PM, Gregory Boyce wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Feb 2009, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> Well said. GNOME vs. KDE is like religion. So it VI vs. EMACS. Back=20
>> before I learned EMACS, one of the guys in development would walk=20
>> around chanting that "EMACS is God's editor". At that time we were=20
>> using Gosling's EMACS. It would take forever to load, so I would run=20
>> it when I logged in, and leave it up permanently. (We're talking=20
>> mid-1080s).
> Little known fact:
> Leonardo Da Vinci provided some code for Emacs back in the late=20
> 1400's, largely replacing some of the original code that was left=20
> behind from Viking times.
You have your facts wrong, it was actually Nicolaus /Copernicus. While=20
the Vikings like to make claims like this it was really the ancient=20
Greeks around 100 BCE that originally developed the forerunner of EMACS. =

Richard Stallman actually got the code directly from Copernicus before=20
he died. /

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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