[Beowulf] OT: Windows tex editors/processors

chuckivie at hotmail.com chuckivie at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 6 16:50:46 PDT 2009

I am running VISTA (ugh) on one of my machines.  I have been using Microsoft 
Works Word processor in the save txt mode.  It seems to work fine with 
various dialects of basic, fortran, visual basic and even R.  Chuck Ivie
Skyvolts Inc.

From: "Robert G. Brown" <rgb at phy.duke.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 3:27 PM
To: "Jon Forrest" <jlforrest at berkeley.edu>
Cc: <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] OT: Windows tex editors/processors

> 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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