This directory contains four variants of the MiKTeX installer:
- "Basic MiKTeX" Installer: basic-miktex.exe
To install a basic MiKTeX system, download and run the "Basic MiKTeX" Installer. MiKTeX has the ability to install missing packages automatically, i.e., this installer is suitable for computers connected to the Internet.
- MiKTeX Setup Uitility: miktexsetup.zip
This is a command-line utility. You can use it to roll out MiKTeX in your organization: https://miktex.org/howto/deploy-miktex
- MiKTeX Net Installer: setup.exe
You use the MiKTeX Net Installer to download all MiKTeX packages and install a complete MiKTeX system. See the section Installing MiKTeX in the MiKTeX manual, for more information.
- MiKTeX Portable: miktex-portable.exe
The portable edition allows you to run MiKTeX from a portable storage device. For more information, visit this page.
mac sub-directory contains packages for macOS. You install these packages via the Homebrew package manager:
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" brew tap miktex/miktex brew install miktex
See this howto for more info.