[OS X TeX] is i-Installer cool?

Matthias Damm osxtex at macpla.net
Sat May 1 18:51:36 EDT 2004

Am 01.05.2004 um 16:36 schrieb Gerben Wierda:

> The main question to answer on the contest form is:
> • Briefly state the outstanding design features of your contest entry.
> (For example: what's unique? what's super cool? what is particularly
> noteworthy?)

Installing a complete, working LaTeX setup is everything but trivial. 
i-Installer does a great job in making this process so easy that (in 
combination with an editor like TeXShop) a normal computer user will be 
able to use LaTeX. At the same time, a complex system like LaTex 
remains useable in all its complexity. i-Installer and TeXShop may be 
quite close to an "ideal" mac-like LaTeX solution, which serves novice 
users as well as experienced users.

> • Describe your contest entry's target users (i.e. who uses your
> product, what is their occupation, work environment, workflow, etc.)
> • Explain what you have done to make your contest entry better on Mac
> OS X when compared with it's counterparts or competition on other
> platforms.

After using these apps for some years you easily forget about how 
outstanding they are -- when it comes to questions like "I am a LaTeX 
beginner. What should I buy/download/use to start?" in the LaTeX 
newsgroups or forums, you often see Windows or Linux users who really 
envy us Mac users for the i-Installer/TeXShop solution.

Best regards,

Matthias Damm
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