Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Emacs is one of the most popular text editors for Linux and Unix systems, developed by Richard Stallman for GNU. Unlike other editors, it also contains a built-in web browser.
The latest version available is Emacs 24.2, which comes with a built-in web browser, better multi-monitor and fullscreen support, a new advice mechanism for Emacs Lisp has been implemented, the Emacs Lips packages can now be digitally signed, support for menus in text terminals has been added and electric indentation has been enabled by default.
In this article I will show you how to install Emacs 24.4 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is not available via PPA, we have to install the required tools for compilation, download the emacs archive from the GNU ftp and perform an installation from sources:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential
$ sudo apt-get build-dep emacs24
$ wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/emacs-24.4.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf emacs-24.4.tar.gz
$ rm emacs-24.4.tar.gz
$ cd emacs-24.4
$ ./configure --prefix=/opt/emacs
$ sudo make install