[tex-live] 8.3 file name restrictions

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed Sep 13 22:42:47 CEST 2006

John R. Culleton wrote:
>  Hence those of us who run both OS' on one
> computer tend to format the Windows partition using the older FAT
> form. 
VFAT, tho, which supports long names
>  After they get over the
> initial fear factor then they can proceed to do a normal install.
> But TeX without the ability to save files is pretty useless. 
modern Live Linux CDs use unionfs, to allow the appearance
of saving to disk.  more likely, you'd work with a USB pen
drive as your wrietable medium
> The self-loading demo disk that can be used for real work is a
> marketing tool we must be prepared to use.

the practical problem is that TeX is
so huge that it needs a live DVD :-}

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