RE: [Circle] [NEWBIE] Running Under Win95

From: Gary Barnett (
Date: 08/21/96

On Tuesday, August 20, 1996 3:27 PM, Mike Prior[] wrote:
>> > > This has totally eluded can I run this under Win95, or does
>> > > anyone suggest another platform?
>> Get Linux - it's free!
>Everyone seems so quick to say "Get Linux", I've heard it a million
>times, but for those of use that have never used a Unix/Linux system, we
>have to learn how install it, configure it, use the operating system,
>use the coding, debugging tools and try and get a "hole free" system

      Well.. Once you try to put a mud up under windows you will notice several glaring
      problems. Real quick: 1) Remote access 2) program restarting after crash
      3) Stability 4) Win95/nt requires a faster machine with more memory than a mud
      running linux will require. There is simply no argument that linux outruns win95 as
      a "production" mud server. This is coming from someone who TRIED to get 95 to
      do the job.. It just wouldn't fly.

>I'm not just directing it to the writer of this email, but all of you
>who try to convert us Windows users to Linux/Unix.  Hey, Windows
>mightn't be as good as Linux/Unix for running MUDs, but it's what we
>know and like to use.  You're just wasting your time and everyone elses
>with posts like this.  As a Windows man, please stop them...

Well, You can have your cake and eat it to .. so to speak.. Develop and test your code
on 95.. and then upload it, replace the conf.h file with the unix one, and rebuild the makefile
and presto.. you're set..


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