[Beowulf] Re: OT: Windows tex editors/processors

Bob Drzyzgula bob at drzyzgula.org
Mon Apr 6 18:36:51 EDT 2009


Going that route, running VMware player with a Linux
pre-built Linux appliance can give you the best of both
worlds. You can also do this with VirtualBox if you don't
like VMware.

But MikTeX & something like Vim or GNU emacs is a pretty
good windows-based TeX platform. Or Scientific Workplace
is pretty powerful option if you don't mind spending money.

--Bob

On 06/04/09 18:27 -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> 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
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>> College of Chemistry
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