[tex-live] running programs from texlive tlc2

Tigran Aivazian 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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