[texhax] LaTeX in old computer
pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Thu Feb 1 21:42:37 CET 2007
William Adams wrote:
> On Jan 31, 2007, at 9:17 PM, TEDY wrote:
>> Does anyone in this mailing list have experience running LaTeX or
>> TeX in old
>> I just want to know how powerfull LaTeX for making document in low
>> processor, or low memory.
>> I'm being in process to write a book about LaTeX; in my book I want
>> to show
>> that LaTeX can running well in old computer rather than word
>> processor in
>> the same machine...CMIWW.
>> please share your experiences to me.
>> thanks for all of yours attention.
> Well, not too long ago, I was using miktex 1.20e on an AMD 586
> @100MHz I think it was (in a Fujitsu Point 510), and now I'm using
> the latest miktex as well as w32tex on a Pentium 233MHz.
You might check with Lance Carnes of PCTeX. I think he started on XTs.
I ran TeX and the UnixTeX distribution on a SUN-1 for quite a while, and
TeXtures ran on an enhanced Macintosh Classic. The problem would be the
presence of enough virtual memory for all the complexity that has
accrued in present-day LaTeX.
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