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maddog reminds us of some old school programs that are still alive and kicking on modern systems.

Some discussions evoke passion in the FOSS world, such as Free Software vs. Open Source, Gnome vs. KDE, BSD vs. Linux, and MySQL vs. PostgreSQL. But one discussion has gone on for at least 30 years: Emacs vs. Vi. As far as I am concerned, the discussion ended a long time ago.

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