Install LaTeX editor on Linux

On many Linux systems (including Windows Subsystem for Linux), getting started with LaTeX is easiest with TeXstudio:

  1. download TeXstudio

  2. remove existing old TeXstudio

    apt remove texstudio texstudio-data
    
  3. install latest TeXstudio that you downloaded

    gdebi texstudio*amd64.deb
    

A couple popular packages used in general for LaTeX are obtained via apt install or similar:

  • Biblatex: texlive-bibtex-extra
  • XeTeX: texlive-xetex
  • FontAwesome (for popular emoji and website icons): texlive-fonts-extra
  • Science e.g. \usepackage{siunitx}: texlive-science`

Windows Subsystem for Linux

Graphical LaTeX editing on Windows can be done via WSL by:

  1. install WSL X11
  2. install TeXstudio for Linux in WSL.

Install LaTeX editor on Windows