Download Emacs for Windows/Mac

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Windows

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

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

You'll see file names like these:

gnu emacs windows download 2020-11-13 YN2Hx2
gnu emacs windows download page, 2020-11-13

[see Windows: How to Check 32 Bits or 64 Bits]

After download, right click on the zip file, select “extract all” to unzip it.

Then open the extracted folder, open the folder named “bin”, click the “runemacs” to start emacs.

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Windows runemacs 2021-01-10

To uninstall, just delete the folder.

[see Emacs in Microsoft Windows FAQ]

Mac

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

Linux

Build Emacs from Source Code

Download Emacs Binary from apt-get

On Ubuntu, to check available emacs package version for install,

# search for emacs binary
apt-cache search emacs | grep emacs

Typically you install by

sudo apt-get install emacs27

, where the emacs27 may be other version.

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