[OS X TeX] fresh convert

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Tue Nov 15 01:27:19 CET 2005

On Nov 14, 2005, at 7:00 PM, andi petculescu wrote:

> I'm switching to mac os-x and all the goodies. I also want to start  
> using latex. If I google "latex download" I get a lot of sites,  
> versions etc. How do I choose? Which is the best? (Guess I'll have  
> to take an average of the replies)

As Alan Litchfield just mentioned, most people find Gerben Wierda's  
TeX distribution for Mac OS X to be the easiest to install and most  
complete. He has some for nice additions to the TeXLive and teTeX  
distributions. You can find his i-Installer at:


You can find details on installing at:


The front end that many people like (there are other good ones) is  
TeXShop, which can also be obtained from:


You should also have a look at Joe Slater's getting started article  
at (click on "Getting Started" at the top:


Finally, you should also look at the "LaTeX on Mac OS X FAQ" at:


Good luck.

-- Gary
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