: Frank da Cruz writes . . .
: > : On the other hand, the best performing winsock compatible terminal
: > : emulator that I've found is also probably the cheapest. Anzio LITE is
: > : a shareware program that is fast, does great SCO-ANSI, and cheap
: > : (around $25/seat). I've only tried it with win95.
: > If you buy Kermit 95 (which is also Winsock compatible and which also does
: > SCO-ANSI emulation) at quantities of 100 or more (the bulk right-to-copy
: > license), it's $10 a seat, and the unit cost goes down from there as the
: > quantity goes up. There is also a 20% government / nonprofit discount.
: > And for educational institutions, there's a flat-rate site license.
: > Complete pricing and licensing info at:
: > http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/k95pricing.html
I've not tried kermit for win95, but would recommend mskermit and
ckermit. In run OS/2 ckermit, SCO ckermit, and mskermit over
serial lines, tcp/ip stacks, and various Novell interfaces
(mskermit). They all work well and do things uncommon in
commercial software (mskermit translates among Japanese coding
schemes on the fly, for example).
: Does this smack of crass commercialism by a "non-profit" (in-so-far as
: the USA Federal and New York's Tax Codes) entity, supported (at least
: in part) by *our* tax payments, in direct competition with those who pay
: taxes on income and profit, on a newsgroup that distains commercialism?
Maybe by your tax payments, but not mine. Not everyone reading this
group has the pleasure of coughing up for the IRS.
I would be most surprised if the kermit operation is in breach of the
letter or spirit of US/NY regulations on this point. For example,
non-profit institutions such as hospitals and universities typically
have restaurants or cafeterias. In that sense they might be seen as
being in competition with the commercial sector. It does not, however,
seem to be an issue.
Earl H. Kinmonth, Kanji Users Service Operation (KUSO!), University of
Sheffield, Sheffield, England S10 2UJ