MiKTeX Alternatives for Windows
LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG). LyX combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with the ease of use of a GUI.
- - LyX is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to MiKTeX.
- - LyX is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to MiKTeX.
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TeX Live is an easy way to get up and running with the TeX document production system. It provides a comprehensive TeX system with binaries for most flavors of Unix, including GNU/Linux, and also Windows.
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Kile is a user-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor by KDE. Kile gives you the ability to use all the functionality of LaTeX in a graphical interface and has interactive preview mechanisms to readily see the results of editing.
TexMaths is an addon designed to provide LaTeX support into LibreOffice. LaTeX equations can be inserted as images (SVG or PNG formats) and the LaTeX code is saved into the image attribute for further editing.
TeXlipse is a plugin that adds Latex support to the Eclipse IDE. It supports Syntax highlighting, Document outline, Code folding, Templates, Build support, also partial building, Annotations for errors (while editing), Content assist (completion of commands and references)...Discontinued
The project seems to be abandoned. Last version, 1.5.0, released on November 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
BaKoMa TeX system for Scientific Publishing. One of its main features is instant preview: The document is typeset as you write, providing true WYSIWYG experience not usually found in LaTeX editors.
- - Bakoma Tex is the most popular commercial alternative to MiKTeX.