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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)
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.)
This is not the "internet suite comparison" page
I believe that an article about internet suites should explain what an internet suite is, a comparison page among different internet suites should be placed in another page or at least that part of the page should not be prominent the way it is today in the article itself. I suggest to split the article and to create a "Comparison of internet suites" page. Anyway I will remove the category "software comparison" because the page is not a software comparison page but it is about internet suites. --Jacobubus (talk) 19:06, 13 December 2015 (UTC)