Talk:Internet suite

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Need expansion[edit]

We should put more information about internet suite, e.g. its history, comparison with standalone apps, why it failed/successed, etc. --minghong 09:45, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Emacs[edit]

Frighteningly, GNU Emacs does all of the things listed as being Internet-suite capabilities -- in many cases several times over. For example, it has two web browsers (W3 and Emacs-W3M), two IRC clients (irc and ERC), at least five mail user agents (rmail, VM, Gnus, Mew, Wunderlust), two of which also work as newsreaders, Ange-FTP for working with files over FTP, several different HTML-editing modes (a dedicated HTML mode, and psgml), BBDB for maintaining contact details, and even a Gopher client if you look hard enough.

Since many of these are separately maintained extensions, it's hard to pin them down to specific versions of Emacs. What's the best way of fitting Emacs into this list? (Also, how do we measure userbase size for something which is, allegedly, primarily a text editor?)

(This may seem frivolous, but I do seriously use Emacs for daily mail, news, RSS-feeds and IRC, and occasionally as a web browser. I doubt I'm alone.)

82.108.130.2 (talk) 16:55, 15 July 2009 (UTC)