# [texhax] Slightly silly question

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Oct 29 00:51:53 CET 2012

On 2012-10-28 at 19:21:01 -0400, Michael Barr wrote:

> 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.

Assuming that files in the miktex directory describe MiKTeX, I doubt
that it's useful to point Mac users to them.

Point him to

http://www.tug.org/mactex

Regards,
Reinhard

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