Links to LaTeX books/tutorials

LaTeX installations

For Mac OS X

I recommend the excellent MacTeX, which includes TeXShop for editing and viewing LaTeX documents.

For Linux

On Linux machines, you can use pdflatex and bibtex from the command line to create pdf files from your LaTeX sources. You can then use acroread to view them.

For Windows

On Windows machines, you can use proTeXt. proTeXt provides a standard TeX installation (MiKTeX) along with a nice editor for editing your LaTeX files (TEXnicCenter).