Why isn't emacs installed by default

Olivier Galibert galibert at pobox.com
Mon Jun 4 09:39:55 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 07:03:05PM +1200, Nigel Jones wrote:
> My guess is that the number of people that don't use it, far outweigh
> the number of people that do.  While some people may find this sad it's
> an honest truth and it seems pointless to force emacs onto a great deal
> of the users that don't want it.

Really?  What are your numbers and how did you come to them?  Because
every linux user I know uses *emacs or vi* except for one that uses


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