May 23, 2010

10 Tips for Emacs on Windows

I avoided using Microsoft Windows for almost 15 years, but with my new job at a Microsoft-enthralled development shop, those idyllic days have come to an abrupt end. Because in the past I could always use my trusty Linux and OS X machines, I never did push past the hurdles of using Emacs on Windows. My utter reliance on Org-mode, TRAMP, and Ediff (to name a few) made it essential to get Emacs working on Windows if at all possible. Now I am using Emacs on Windows XP and Windows 7 on a daily basis, and am quite happy with the results. It was not easy to get to the point of full functionality, so I wanted to share the magic that makes it all work. Read more

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