[tex-live] running programs from texlive tlc2
tigran at aivazian.fsnet.co.uk
Wed Dec 8 22:45:28 CET 2004
On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Just Kaziri wrote:
> p.s. I am running the program on an athlon 2600 with windows xp pro but
> I don't thing this is a problem.
Hehe, you are very optimistic! :)
I have seen some reasonably complex books typeset in LaTeX which can take
about a month of computer time to be processed under Windows Xp on a 2GHz
with 1G RAM machine and took only a few hours on a Linux Celeron 600MHz
with 256M RAM.
So, the Windows OS can make things tens if not hundreds of times slower
(and I am not some "script-kiddie" Linux zealot child but professional
programmer who spent 11 years on operating systems development and I
personally don't care what OS the computer runs, as long as it does the
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