OK, so I'm trying to install ProTeXt. Or in fact I only need LaTeX,
but I understood that I then needed this huge package.
Then you understood wrong. In case you only need LaTeX, there's no
obstacle to load MiKTeX directly from www.miktex.org
Now, I happen to really have a strong dislike for Adobe's monstrously
I use FoxIt pdf-reader (http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/), so
why this weird requirement of commercial Adobe software I don't need?
Could someone tell me how to skip this nonsense and install without
being force-fed a ridiculous Adobe Acrobat monster?
Start FoxIt and open install\protext-install-en.pdf - i've got some
notes that it may work. Alternatively enter MiKTeX\setup and start
MiKTeX's setup-routine manually.
It's bad enough that its footprint is the size of an entire CD (why,
by the way? OpenOffice.org's full install is only 110 MB..)
Perhaps because TeX isn't OpenOffice?
really refuse to install Adobe software in order to be able to start
installation for LaTeX.
And then to even have to join a mailinglist for just this 1 question.
Nobody claims that you've to join a mailinglist. You could post your
question in comp.text.tex as well.
Geez. Sorry to have to say this, but some software developers clearly
have their heads up their asses.
Well, you've got a complete software-distribution free of charge and
furthermore you demand support for it. Do you think its the right way
abusing the developers?
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