I use XEmacs because it is (almost) like Emacs. ☺
Working with Windows, Linux and UNIX machines I need a powerful program (to create and edit documents) that runs on every system all over the world.
With Emacs I got the first contact with LISP… it was love at first sight ;-). It’s fun writing code with it! And best of all: your code runs on every computer that run Emacs:
Write it once - use it forever!
Since the year 2001 I use Emacsen. I started with Emacs but soon switched to XEmacs because it looked nicer ☺ and fit better into the XFree86 environment of my Linux computer. At the moment (2003-09-04) I spend most of my “editing time” using XEmacs on a (Cygwin-enhanced) Windows machine. There I heavily make use of drag’n’drop files from Explorer to XEmacs… I miss this feature under XFree86. ☹
It’s really cool to have a program where you can find great features after months of searching (like PCL-CVS)… and then you notice that it was always there – in an Emacs package!
Somewhere June 2003 I found this Wiki. It’s great work and helped me a lot! My first elisp contribution is WebBot.
On my homepage you can find the customization files for XEmacs:
I use a base set of configuration files and one extra file per computer where I use XEmacs. These extra files are tailored to the quirks of the particular machine.