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© Harley Hahn 2016

Harley Hahn, Harley Hahn's Emacs Field Guide, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1703-0_2

2. Unix for Emacs Users

Harley Hahn

(1)Santa Barbara, California, USA

2.1 Section 2.1: Operating Systems

I have already mentioned Unix several times. Unix is the name of a family of operating systems, and it is important to us for three reasons. First, most people who use Emacs do so with a Unix system such as Linux (which is a type of Unix). Second, Emacs was developed — and still lives — within the Unix culture. Finally, operating systems are important, and Unix and Linux are interesting in their own right. So before we get into the details of using Emacs, I’d like to take some time to talk about operating systems generally, and Unix and Linux in particular. ...

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