[texhax] Slightly silly question

Michael Barr barr at math.mcgill.ca
Mon Oct 29 00:21:01 CET 2012

I just lent a friend of mine the tex-live disk I got from TUG.  He has a 
Mac and I have a Win box.  I know how to get started on a PC and I assumed 
that somewhere in the Miktex\doc directory there would be a "getting 
started" document.  But I couldn't find any such doecument.  I cannot find 
anything called local guide, for example.  Now I have been using tex since 
about 1985 and I know these things for a PC like the back of my hand, but 
I haven't any idea how you do things on a Mac and I don't know how to find 
it.  I do know this: if I were a new tex user on a Win machine, I could 
not get started from the documentation I could find on mine.

Michael Barr

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in
moral philosophy--the search for a superior moral justification
for selfishness.  --J.K. Galbraith

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