[texhax] why is it called MiKTeX?

Jim Diamond Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca
Sun Dec 5 00:00:15 CET 2010

I sent this on Monday, but apparently someone between texhax and my
university has blacklisted my university.  Probably some M$ lackey.

Anyway, since the question has not yet been answered, I will re-state
my hypothesis.

Apologies in advance to the easily-offended.

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 09:07 (+0100), Uwe Lueck wrote:

> "Arno Trautmann" <Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de>, 09.11.2010 09:11:54:
>> a simple question this time: Why is MiKTeX called MiKTeX? I couldn???t
>> find anything on the project's page.

> I have often wondered about the same question, even read Christian 
> Schenk's interview

> http://tug.org/interviews/schenk.html

> in vain. What about asking on the MiKTeX mailing list?

Huh.  I always thought that it was because it was a TeX system for a
MIcKey mouse OS.

I eagerly await the real answer.


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