To get up and running in Windows 95/98 or NT, download Miktex and follow its installation instructions. If you get serious about it, get the WinEdt editor—a $40 shareware editor—which mates well with Miktex.

- Here is a link to the Wikipedia article on L
^{A}T_{E}X, a macro package that is used with the typesetting language T_{E}X to produce documents that look professional and are relatively easy to produce. If you are serious about writing papers that contain mathematical formulae, there is nothing better. It is**not**a word processing package like MS Word. - A useful site for getting started is The Art of Problem Solving. Goofy name, good site.
- The not so short introduction to LaTeX is also good Not So Short.

http://www.ctan.org/. The CTAN home page.

http://www.tug.org/. The
T_{E}X user group home page.

http://www.miktex.org/.
MIKTEX is fairly complete distribution of T_{E}X and
L^{A}T_{E}X that is easy to install and maintain for Win32.

http://www.winedt.com/.
Home of the nifty editor that mates well with MIKTEX. Student licenses
are \$30. Contrast this with the price of Scientific Word (a commercial
version of L^{A}T_{E}X with a WYSIWYG front end) which is $495! MIKTEX and WinEdt for $40 is a great deal and easier to keep current, IMO.

http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/researchcomputing/tex.htm This link takes you to the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. They have a very nice page with lots of useful links.

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/. Ghostview and Ghostscript for viewing and printing postscript documents.