Re: [Circle] [Newbie] Running under Win95

From: Brian Pape (
Date: 08/27/96

> I've got a problem, you see, I don't have a Unix platform, therefore, I
> haven't attepted to run GNUZip under Win95 (from what I've heard, GZip or
> whatever only runs under MSDOS, Unix, etc), so how do you suggest I download
> some tar.gz whatever. files (like most of the CM FTP Site files I can DL

get, which is a zip file containing a DOS executable that will
gunzip files...  so you can use WinZip on, giving you gzip.exe
and gzip.doc.  Then you run gzip.exe on your .tgz files.

> those tar.gz. blah blah under WinZip, but otherwise, WinZip just tells me:
> "Please name the file type", but how the hell  would I know?")  Now you know
> why I haven't gotten Linux or those other kewl systems I hear about ever so
> often...cause I can't DL 'em!!!

actually, you don't necessarily need gzip to install a linux system if you
get a distribution.

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