TeX on Windows: MiKTeX or TeX Live. If you need xindy, TeX Live really is the way to go. MiKTeX is very much a Windows tool set, while TeX Live comes from a Unix background. This shows up from time to time in the way TeX Live is administered, and the fact that the TeX Live GUI is written based on Perl rather than as a native Windows latex windows texlive vs miktex LaTeX vs. MiKTeX: The levels of TeX. A friend once asked us, Should I use LaTeX or MiKTeX? In various guises, this is a common question, seemingly innocent, but actually betraying a fundamental confusion about the levels of operation in the TeX world.
Oct 22, 2009 Hi, I am new to using Latex and would like to use either MikTex or ProText on windows 7. Listed are what I plan to use it for: MikTex vs. ProTeXt on Windows 7. Post by phi Thu Oct 22, 2009 7: 02 pm. If you already use TeX Live on the Mac, you might consider using it on the Windows laptop as well, then you would have the same environment latex windows texlive vs miktex
TeX Live was originally developed on Unix and so is available for Linux and on the Mac (and other systems) as well as Windows; MiKTeX is a Windows system so is (moreorless) Windowsonly. So if you want exactly the same set up on Windows and other operating systems, this of course means you need to use TeX Live. Jan 26, 2014 2. I downloaded the MikTeX installer here in a little over 30 minutes. I then ran the installer, and was able to use TeXworks perfectly. Needless to say, my experience with MikTeX was a lot better than TeXlive. Also, there's a website called www. sharelatex. com that allows you to work on a LaTeX file with a partner in real time for free. It also I had MikTeX in Windows, and I just migrated to a Mac and installed TeXLive. As far as I am aware there is no difference, at least nothing you would notice, because it is all LaTeX. Different distributions, however, will come with different things in the bundle, as for example different editors. latex windows texlive vs miktex Jul 02, 2011 I have been using TeXLive on Debian Linux for a long while. Doing my document on Linux requires me to VNC to my Linux box and I want to try to use LaTeX on my Windows laptop now. Can someone please advise me on the likely disk space required for both MikTeX and TeXLive on Windows (Or any other good TeX distribution) Here are the packages I use: Aug 30, 2017 LaTeX is a superstructure built on top of TeX and is comprised of a piece of software that makes use of a large collection of macro definitions, document classes and packages all written in TeX. MikTeX is a TeX distribution (including LaTeX) for the Windows platform. On Windows, how could I instruct R to call TeXlive instead of MikTeX? I've got R set up on my Linux and Windows machines. On my Windows machines, I happen to have both MikTeX and TeXlive available. For reasons I won't go into I'd like R to call TeXlive. At this time, R is picking up MikTeX instead.