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"P.W.Daly, MPAe, Lindau, Germany" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 13 Dec 1999 08:25:51 +0200
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Freeware for tex under win32? MikTeX is not the only one. I use fptex which is
Fabrice Popineau's WIN32 installation of Karl Berry's web2c tex system. For
unix freaks, this means fptex is tetex for windows.

I used MikTeX a few years ago when it was new and found it acceptable, although
there were a few minor things that bothered me. Fptex did not have these, so I
switched. Fptex supports all the extra software that one expects of a full tex
installation, including pdftex, tex4ht, and many others that I do not use. I
can only recommend it heartily.

Available on ctan under  systems/win32/fptex
or from the source

By the way, I have only heard good things about MikTeX so I do not want to
criticise it at all. I just do not have any more experience with it myself and
the things that bothered me long ago were really minor and may even no longer
be there.

Regards, Patrick
   Dr. Patrick W. Daly                    Tel. [+49] 5556-979-279
   Max-Planck-Institut fuer Aeronomie     Fax. [+49] 5556-979-240
   Max-Planck-Str. 2
   D-37191 Katlenburg-Lindau              Internet: [log in to unmask]