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Re: Emacs as WM

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs as WM
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:39:22 +0300

> From: Tom <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:21:56 +0000 (UTC)
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz <at> gnu.org> writes:
> > 
> > So I think users prefer Office because it has capabilities that Emacs
> > doesn't, and not because its "point and click" interface is easier
> > than that of Emacs.
> > 
> On Windows people prefer office also because it looks and behaves as
> any other application. So they prefer familiarity too and being
> familiar is also a big part of simplicity and ease of use.
> Emacs looks completely alien on Windows and its behavior is also 
> alien.

I disagree.

> The most obvious example is copy/paste which is Ctrl-C/V on windows
> while emacs uses something else.

That's the only example.

> WYSIWYG alone won't gain many new users while emacs stays so
> different in other UI points.

We won't know unless and until we try.

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