[texhax] proTeXt vs. MiKTeX

Johannes Böttcher johannesbottcher at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 14:18:59 CET 2014

If i remember correctly, proTeXt is MikTeX along with an extra editor and
maybe a bit other additional stuff. Since you can download this features
by yourself, i don't see a reason to switch.

Best regards

On 11.12.2014 14:11, Gerard E. Seibert wrote:
> I am not trying to start a war here, I would just like a few answers. What
> are the advantages of using "proText" over "MiKTeX", or vice versa.
> I have seen remarks like, "proTeXt is MiKTeX for Dummies"; however, that
> seems overly harsh and is most likely inaccurate..
> I have MiKTex installed on a Win-8.1 machine and am using TeXstudio as the
> front end. It works fine. I am just trying to determine if there is any
> reason that I should switch and if I do decide to try the "proTeXT"
> distribution, do I have to remove both MiKTeX and TeXstudio before I do the
> installation.
> I sincerely appreciate any assistance that anyone can supply me with.

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