I've been able to get Emacs running by putting it in the
/Temp directory, but I'd like to be able to export my Org files to Latex pdfs, and I haven't been able to work that out yet, (I don't have problems doing that with Ubuntu at home but perhaps I installed something else as a dependency, I'm not sure since I haven't got it in front of me). I noticed that the meta key seemed to be broken with emacs in my user directory. I wonder if there are issues because of the location of my emacs directory, and if there's a standalone LaTeX distribution that can easily interface with emacs.
So to sum up:
Is my emacs directory (currently in
/Temp) in the correct location for a standard account? As a follow-on, where should I install/setup LaTeX/MiKTeX/otherTeX?