Installing and using pdfLaTeX is straight forward on Linux since you can select an install from the synaptic package manager and then use the command prompt. In Windows it seems a bit more complicated with the choices of which approach to take. It seems that TeX Live is the best option, but does it allow for pdfLaTeX which is very useful allowing you to use .jpg images and .png?
I cannot find a simple workflow description for using TeX Live or some other distribution, for pdfLaTeX on Windows. And does the command prompt need to be used? Can you use an editor that will also automatically compile BibTeX as well along with the .tex files?