[Beowulf] OT: Windows tex editors/processors

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Mon Apr 6 18:27:29 EDT 2009


On Mon, 6 Apr 2009, Jon Forrest wrote:

> Geoff Galitz wrote:
>
>> Can anyone recommend a good tex editor for the Windows Vista platform? 
>> There are a lot of options out there on the web, but many of them seem 
>> squirrely to me (too many required additional components or limited 
>> usability).

There's also cygwin, which has lots of advantages -- a linux-like
environment that is almost a "free VM" under windows.  IIRC it has a
full tex implementation (for free, of course) and emacs and several
other tools.  I can boot up my personal Windows VM and check if you
like, or you can go ahead and directly install it to check.
Installation is rather easy if you have a high BW channel.

    rgb

>
> I happily use Windows as my desktop OS, even though my
> job is mainly to manage Unix machines. The "vim" editor,
> which is what you get on Linux and MacOS, has an excellent
> implementation for Windows.
>
> Cordially,
> -- 
> Jon Forrest
> Research Computing Support
> College of Chemistry
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