[OS X TeX] > 1000 subscribers [off-topic]

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Apr 4 09:24:23 EDT 2007

On Apr 3, 2007, at 11:08 PM, Gary L. Gray wrote:

> I thought you might be interested to know that the TeX on Mac OS X  
> Mailing List broke the 1000 subscriber mark yesterday. The list  
> began on Sunday, April 29, 2001. Mac OS X 10.0 (Cheetah) was  
> released to the world on March 24, 2001.
> That's it. Happy TeX'ing.
> All the best,
>   Gary


After getting my first laptop (550MHz 15" TiBook) with OS X 10.1 I  
went searching for a decent WP. In the distant past I had used  
TeXtures but had switched to FrameMaker ; Adobe (bless their hearts)  
wasn't going to build a version for OS X. Trying MS Word V.x turned  
into a disaster!

I had used TeX with a home made set of macros based on a mix of LaTeX  
and troff's memorandum macros (mm) years before (hmmm... when was the  
TUG convention in Montreal?) and I read about the Mac OS X TeX web  
site and found out about this list. It was back to TeX but now using  
LaTeX and I won't look back. I want to deeply thank both Joe Slater  
and Gary Gray for having their most helpful web site and Gary for  
maintaining this mailing list. I've been helped many times by many  
folks and hope I've returned the favor a bit. The knowledge base and  
friendliness here is amazing (yes, I know we've had a few flame wars,  
but the noise level is amazingly low and the trick to to simply not  
get sucked into them).

I must also thank Gerben Wierda for his great i-Installer and the  
wonderful, and easily installed, i-packages. He has made it easy to  
put a lovely TeX distribution and associated software on an OS X system.

Even my old files from my dark days with PCs and PC TeX (that was  
MSDOS 6---never used Windowz) compile after building my old macro  
set; good luck with FrameMaker (especially on an Intel Mac without  
Classic) or Word files!

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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