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I'm using Ubuntu and I want to download and install LaTeX, what should I choose and where can I find it?

Thanks.

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The easiest way in ubuntu is to use the ubuntu packet manager (from the desktop) and install the texlive package. As an editor you can choose whatever you want (texmaker, texstudio or any editor like gedit, vim and so on). Alternatively you can use the terminal to install the packages, using

sudo apt-get install texlive texstudio 

Dependencies usually are matched automoatically

edit: look for the ubuntu software-center to open the package manager gui and search for the texlive and other packages.

If you want the latest texlive version, follow these instructions: texlive quick install

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    Depending on the user's needs he will need also a package providing support for his language, and perhaps others that aren't included in the standard packages and their dependencies. I'd rather recommend installing "texlive-full", although he probably will not use all the included features. – Orestes Mas Jan 26 '16 at 13:40
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    Yes, you are right. However, does the texlive package not install according to the locale settings of the ubuntu (linux) distribution? I had the feeling it does. – HATEthePLOT Jan 27 '16 at 16:38
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    I don't think so. I've just tried apt-cache showpkg texlive on a recent ubuntu distribution and it gives me only 3 dependencies: texlive-latex-base, texlive-fonts-recommendedand texlive-latex-recommended, which in turn don't depend on any localization packages. This is understandable, because perhaps you want to use TeX to typeset material in a veriety of languages, not necessary your own's, and then you have to manually select which do you want to install. – Orestes Mas Jan 28 '16 at 8:52
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    I see. Thank you for the information. I myself don't use the ubuntu repo packages. However, since the thread starter seems to be new to ubuntu and latex I figured this would be the easiest way to get started. – HATEthePLOT Jan 28 '16 at 13:28

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