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© Harley Hahn 2016

Harley Hahn, Harley Hahn's Emacs Field Guide, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1703-0_3

3. Installing Emacs

Harley Hahn

(1)Santa Barbara, California, USA

3.1 Section 3.1: Installing Software: Packages vs. Manual Installation

In this chapter, I will show you how to install Emacs with Linux, OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Before we get to the details, however, I want to discuss the various ways in which Emacs, and software in general, can be installed. Even if you already have Emacs on your computer, I would like you to take a few minutes and read this entire chapter (which is short). There are two reasons.

First, I am going to explain important concepts that I want you to understand. This is because what we will be talking about is generally applicable ...

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