[ltp] Latex on old Thinkpads (Was: Best replacement for X61s)

Arno Trautmann linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:49:47 +0200

On 07/27/2016 05:15 AM, Benda Xu wrote:
> Uwe Brauer <oub.oub.oub@gmail.com> writes:
>> I have not done the same for vanilla
>>  latex foo.tex
> Latex is running on my X41 fine.  I am using latexmk to monitor file
> updates, so that latex runs asynchronously.
> Every save of the .tex file triggers a reprocess of latex in the
> background.

Well, I am making heavy use of advanced features using Lua(La)TeX which 
is very cpu-intense. Compilation times of a minute or so are not seldom, 
and that is mostly calculating instead of loading/writing files.
Of course, any new machine I'll get will have an SSD, no need to 
convince me on that …