# About MiKTeX

MiKTeX (pronounced mick-tech) is an up-to-date implementation of TeX/LaTeX and related programs for Windows (all current variants).

TeX is a typesetting system written by Donald Ervin Knuth who says that it is "intended for the creation of beautiful books - and especially for books that contain a lot of mathematics".

MiKTeX Setup Wizard

### Easy to install

It is very easy to install MiKTeX. The MiKTeX Setup Wizard guides you through the installation process. You don't have to be a computer expert.

### Complete

A complete set of additions (programs, styles, fonts, …) are available to help you typeset your documents.

### Integrated package management

MiKTeX's integrated package manager installs missing components from the Internet, if required.

For example, the LaTeX directive

`\usepackage{memoir}`

would trigger the installer, if the memoir package is not already installed.

This unique feature allows you to keep your computer clutter-free: only install packages you actually need.

### Always up-to-date

The MiKTeX Update Wizard helps you to keep your MiKTeX system up-to-date by installing the latest package updates.

### Fast previewer

The TeX output viewer Yap allows for an optimized edit-compile-view cycle (if the TeX authoring system in use supports source specials).

### Well maintained

The MiKTeX package repository is updated regularly.

### Open source

MiKTeX is open source. You are welcome to redistribute MiKTeX under certain conditions.