RE: Windows 95

From: Barid Bel Medar (
Date: 06/15/96

Your margins are just a wee bit too large.  About 30-35 characters, actually.

On Sat, 15 Jun 1996, Gary Barnett wrote:

> >I think you have the right idea, by the way.  Test the MUD on Win95 (or 
> >WinNT) and actually run it on a UNIX.  That's the way I'm doing it 
> >(though with OS/2 instead, which is more BSD socket-compatible).
> I'd love to just run it under NT, but with all the additions I plan on adding to it, it's just not going to
> be fast enough under NT  -- I'm amazed at how many processor cylces NT eats up running the mud
> vs. Linux. For my purposes (being a network engineer in a Novell, NT, 95 environment it makes sense
> to use the tools I know) NT would be better, but if Linux will get the job done using a fast 486 (which I
> happen to have a spare) and NT would require a fast Pentium (I'm not giving up my new machine to run
> a mud!!), I'll use the money I'll save to take a vacation :)

Vacation?  What's that?

> As a development environment, NT/95 and MS VC is hard to beat. I know the tools well, and I really
> don't imagine that I could ever get as much done under Linux -- at least not w/o tearing out what's left
> of my hair ... Microsoft has done a bang up job on VC 4.1 -- gotta give them credit for a great programming
> environment; even if I don't like 95's memory management, or NT's huge processor/memory overhead.

Now all we need is for someone to port CircleMUD to Visual Age C++...  
HINT HINT!  Of course, I need a copy first.  Well, whatever.  It 
shouldn't be too terribly tough to do, with most of the OS/2-specific 
code already in place for gcc.  If anyone wants to, er, loan me a copy of 
VACC, I'll do it. ;p

Barid Bel Medar                     
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