git clone 'git://github.com/eschulte/emacs24-starter-kit.git'
This is a Literate Programming fork of the original Emacs Starter Kit
This should provide a saner set of defaults than you get normally with Emacs. It's intended for beginners, but provides a good elisp initialization structure for all levels of users.
The main advantages of this Emacs Starter Kit are - better default settings - easy loading of many useful libraries and configurations - “literate” customization embedded in Org-mode files - an organizational directory structure - git provides for version control, backup, and sharing - easy installation with no need to compile external packages
The latest version is at http://github.com/eschulte/emacs24-starter-kit/
For more information including use and installation instructions see http://eschulte.github.com/emacs24-starter-kit/