[texhax] installation of TEX

Philip & Le Khanh Philip-and-LeKhanh at Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org
Fri Feb 9 09:34:37 CET 2007

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

 > It works quite nice on UNIX.  Maybe it will not work on Windows
 > because there are too many monkeys...

 > But do you really think that filename extensions are more reliable?

Certainly the mechanism is not foolproof, but I prefer it to
Unix's guessing; however, your later point :

> I guess that the problem is that Windows hides filename extensions by
> default.

is a /very/ serious problem, and one of Microsoft's greatest stupidities.

I tend to forget these issues because I configure Windows to shew
everything and hide nothing, but for the man (or woman) in the
street, this is a serious problem indeed.

** Phil.

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