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General download information

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Downloading GNU software

GNU software is available on ftp.gnu.org under the directory /gnu. Please try to use one of the many mirrors of our site listed below: the mirrors will give you faster response. Some mirrors also provide a copy of the rest of ftp.gnu.org; try the parent directory if you're interested. You can use the generic url http://ftpmirror.gnu.org to automatically choose a nearby and up-to-date mirror.

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TeX is freely redistributable. You can get it over the Internet or on physical media. See http://tug.org/texlive.

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