Re: [Circle] [NEWBIE] Running Under Win95

From: James R. Tanis (
Date: 08/21/96

1. Remote Access
 Not entirely sure of what you mean on this one. Win95 has never
disappointed me in its remote access.
2. Program Restarting after Crash
 Depends what kind of crash you mean. A simple batch file and a few lines
of code can fix anything but the most serious.
3. Stability
 I hope your not talking about Linux. I have had more Kernel Panic's then
General Protection Faults.
4. Win95/NT Require More Resources
 True, and so does xwindows. This is called development. If better
computers are built, why not take advantage of it? 

Sure, it's no argument that linux outruns win95 as a production mud
server; but it is also no argument that linux can hardly do much else.


On Tue, 20 Aug 1996 17:48:56 -0800 Gary Barnett <>
>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, 
>>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 
>>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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