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Most reliable LaTeX distributions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX? I am new to LaTeX and I would like to know what is your opinion about the most reliable LaTeX distribution. I would like ...
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Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files?

I know how to define a package - but how do I make it available (to myself) at all times? Say I have the package file commonstuff.sty, that I want to be able to include in any .tex file I create on ...
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What have been the most important changes to LaTeX in the last five years?

I hope I will not be flamed for this question, but I have been out of the loop for the last five years. Therefore my question is: what do you consider the most important changes to LaTeX in the last ...
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Why does TeX Live “require” yearly updates?

Every year TeX Live provides a new version. My recollection is that soon after a new version is released, the old version's tlmgr stops fetching updates to packages. They provide upgrading ...
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Texmaker (Windows version) - first use - Error: Log file not found!

This is my first time using a LaTeX editor. I installed the Windows version of Texmaker changing the C drive to D and leaving the rest of the install path the same. Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ...
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How to register my own packages or classes in a separate drive to TeX Live installation?

I create my own documentclasses and packages in some directory of tex\latex. The directory tex\latex itself might be in any other directory in any drive. I can register the packages/classes to Miktex ...
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Where to download pdflatex.exe?

I ran a Google search but nothing too clear showed up. I'm looking for a Windows 7 compatible version of pdflatex.exe to help me in typesetting some math I have in an Illustrator project. I heard ...
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Different package manager: Why? [closed]

I was wondering why do we need different package managers in TeXLive and MiKTex? Would it not be better and less work for both authors if there was a common approach and even other persons taking ...
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What to download, proTeXt or MiKTeX?

What exactly is included in the proTeXt's 1.1GB package and why would you rather download that compared to just downloading the humble 170MB MiKTeX basic install? Also, why is proTeXt's file size so ...
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Texmaker-log file not found

I encountered a problem when trying to run pdfLaTeX using Texmaker: I get log file not found for the test "hello world" script. I tried reinstalling MikTeX and Texmaker, but still get the same ...
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What TeX software to write technical papers with?

I am a noob when it comes to TeX, however, I do use LaTeX for typing mathematical and engineering formulas, etc. Recently I have taken it upon myself to try and write some technical papers to try ...
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What is the difference between the basic MiKTeX and the complete MiKTeX?

I am just starting out with LaTeX on Windows XP, and I was advised to install MiKTeX. What would I get in the complete MiKTeX that isn't in basic MiKTeX?
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New installation – Texmaker Quick Build says: “Could not start the command”

I just downloaded and installed Texmaker. I've never used any (La)TeX before. When I click the Run button with an arrow next to "Quick build" I get an error saying "Could not start the command". Why? ...
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Difference between administrative and user mode of MiKTeX

For a lot of questions here on TeX.SE and on other fora regarding MiKTeX, it turns out that the underlying problem actually lies in the not understood distinction between administrative and user ...
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Which IDE/Editor and “compiler” do you use for TeX/LaTeX? - How do macros work? [closed]

I've been using LaTeX for a few weeks now, with TeXworks, and have found it quite frustrating. I'm running MiKTeX 2.8 on Windows 7 x64 with TeXworks 0.3. Reasons why I find TeX frustrating: Very ...

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