thought into computer text:
Quote:>not get a version of perl that runs on DOS/Windows? Lots of unix
Yes, but my friend recommends Linux as a good UNIX simulator,
especially as a web server. However, if it means less hassle fiddling
about with OS setups then point me to the FTP site for Perl for
Quote:>On the other hand, why not use Linux for all your Web stuff? Comes
>with Apache web server, and ofcourse full TCP/IP networking and lots
>of other tools you can use. Both XEmacs and Gnu Emacs has SGML/HTML
>editing modes, or you can edit HTML in Netscape Gold 3.0 ... you name
Nice idea. First I think I'll just download Perl for DOS/Windows and
see how it goes.
Quote:>You don't need a CD-ROM to install Linux. Just pick the distribution
>you like (hint: RedHat 4.0) and download it to your harddisk. Then
>just follow the installation instructions.
If it's anything over a couple of megabytes (and I've a * feeling
it's a lot more than a couple) my phone bill is the deciding factor
against this method. Fortunately my friend has a copy (1.7 or so) on
some CDs, and installing this is going to be a problem without CD-ROM
Quote:>Oh, by the way, the reason Linux is such a sluggish TSR is that it's
>got a lot of funny extra features, like X, Emacs, stability,
>networking etc etc ;-)
I won't need any of this. Just the Perl interpreter for now (and Lynx
and shell and whatever else is useful)
Quote:>It'd certainly be more expensive and more fun. But you'll find
>yourself testing a lot more than CGI-scripts with such a setup. You
OK. I'll just stick to Perl for the PC then for now.
Quote:>can link up with either a paralell cable (PPP) or buy a couple of
>cheap Ethernet cards.
So using this setup would work as if I was connected to my ISP via a
PPP TCP/IP link?
Now, I need a drink cherryade of course after the
silly lectures involving Italian kangaroos