Working from Linux

I’ve been using Linux as my primary development environment in my day job for a couple of months now and for the most part I’m enjoying the change. It’s amazing that the same hardware running Linux seems to run so much faster than when running XP. Maybe I it’s just time for the semi-anual windows reinstall πŸ˜‰ 
I thought I’d go the whole hog and try using Emacs as well. I tooled up with all the various
Emacs bits and pirces I needed to make doing rails development under Emacs nice and off I went. It only took a couple of days to get used to the cursor movement and cut/copy/paste commands, but in the end I decided to go back to eclipse :(, and then spent the next day or so wondering why Ctrl-K and Alt-W didn’t do what I wanted πŸ˜‰ I have to say I enjoyed the couple of weeks I spent with Emacs, but I’m still not ready to give up my modern UI addiction πŸ˜‰ 
Maybe one day I’ll give XEmacs a go…

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