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Emacs Starter Kit, Prelude, Graphene are various customization packages for Emacs.

How are they different? What are their emphasis and strengths in comparison? Can they all be installed together?

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    My advice would be to forget about the starter kits and install only individual packages that you believe would be useful -- try them out and then delete them if you don't like them. The starter kits that I have tried had lots of stuff that I never used, and then I had trouble trying to figure out why certain default settings didn't work as expected -- i.e., because the starter kit was overriding them. – lawlist Feb 11 '14 at 4:12
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    @lawlist: why don't you turn it into an answer? – Dror Feb 17 '14 at 6:13
  • See also stackoverflow.com/questions/7028055/… – Brian Burns Jan 16 '16 at 14:19
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    Being a Emacs novice too, I disagree with @lawlist. It was only after using Spacemacs for a few months that I was able to see what Emacs is capable of in practice, that gave me the confidence that I would replace my IDE with emacs. Being a novice and having to choose every single package is overwhelming. – Johnny Everson Jan 27 '17 at 11:41

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