[texhax] Slightly silly question

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Mon Oct 29 08:19:53 CET 2012

Am Montag, den 29.10.2012, 00:51 +0100 schrieb Reinhard Kotucha: 
> 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
> instead.

Am Montag, den 29.10.2012, 12:37 +1300 schrieb Alan T Litchfield: 
> http://tug.org/mactex/

Am Sonntag, den 28.10.2012, 19:21 -0400 schrieb Michael Barr:
> 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.

This is not a question of how to help a Mac user. 
Michael Barr is complaining that MiKTeX does not provide 
"getting started" information.  So there is no point in 
pointing to http://www.tug.org/mactex, rather I would 
like to point Michael Barr to http://www.miktex.org, 
most briefly, or he might tell his story on the MiKTeX list, 
or some MiKTeX user reading texhax could comment on Michael's 
complaint about MiKTeX.  The Mac part of the story only 
explains how it came about that Michael found a reason to 
complain about MiKTeX's documentation.



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