[tex-live] OT: Why use Windows [was: Re: Perl for Windows]

Zdenek Wagner wagner at cesnet.cz
Wed Jun 21 16:38:34 CEST 2006

On Wed, 21 Jun 2006, Juergen Fenn wrote:

> Not quite sure whether we are a special species. Sooner or later
> you'll find that some application you really need is not available for
> other platforms, so you stick to Windows. Back when I had Linux in a
> dual boot installation I had to reboot to Windows so often it just
> didn't make much sense any more to run Linux for teXing only. I also
> cannot say that I am completely unhappy with my platform of choice. In
> the first place it is very easy to get support in any form for Windows
> systems. The main problem is not Windows, but the omnipresent MS
> Office on Windows systems. But this is really OT, except for that it
> shows how important a Windows version of TL really is.
Most MS Office documents may be processed by OpenOffice.org and now even
VMware Server is free so that you can have Windows inside Linux. See
www.vmware.com -- I use this solution in my computer because sometimes I
really need Windows.

Zdenek Wagner
e-mail: wagner at cesnet.cz

see also http://hroch486.icpf.cas.cz/wagner/

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