Download Emacs for Windows, Mac, Linux

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This page is a guide on which emacs to download for {Windows, Mac, Linux}.

Windows

This is the official GNU Emacs, build for Windows by Free Software Foundation.

Download: http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/windows/

Download the one named like this: “emacs-24.5-bin-i686-mingw32.zip”.

After download, right click to unzip it, and use right there. No installation step needed.

Click the bin\runemacs.exe to launch emacs.

To uninstall, just delete the folder.

〔➤see Emacs and Microsoft Windows Tips


Mac

GNU Emacs for Mac

Download: http://emacsformacosx.com/. This is plain GNU Emacs, built by David Caldwell.

Aquamacs Emacs

Aquamacs Emacs is a emacs with complete Mac user interface, by David Reitter.

Download: http://aquamacs.org/

Homebrew, Macports

or, get it from one of the package managers. (which may not be updated as frequently)


Linux

On Ubuntu, typically you install by sudo apt-get install emacs24, where the emacs24 may be other version.

To find out what's the package name, do: apt-cache search emacs | grep emacs.

Source code at http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/

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