The slow downfall of Emacs?

For many, many years, vi derivatives and emacsen were the top 2 *nix editors. They owned pretty much everything except the occasional pico user. Today, I read this article where a majority of users still prefer vi editors. This isn’t unexpected, vi and vim are *always* #1 in all editor polls. What really surprises me is that both GEdit and Kate are more popular than Emacs. Why is that? Not pretty enough? Too powerful for the simple needs of the new users that Ubuntu brought to the Linux world?

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3 thoughts on “The slow downfall of Emacs?

  1. it’s b/c of the surge in ubuntu users who can’t tell the difference from their ass and a hole in the ground.

  2. Pingback: Interesting Emacs Links – 2009 Week 19 « A Curious Programmer

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