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Linux rules [Jul. 21st, 2000|10:40 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
So, get this: I was trying to download the "Microsoft Platform SDK", basically the update kit that lets me develop Windows 2000 programs, and the goddamn Microsoft installer program keeps locking up about 20% through. I used ethereal to sniff the network traffic from my Linux box, find the Microsoft FTP site it was trying to download from, and then used wget -r -c on Linux to suck it down .... Linux rules. Microsoft software sucks, once again.

Oh, so the eventual goal of this is 650 MB download is to install the Win2000 SDKs so I can use one tiny 22k Win2000 .dll file (shfolder.dll) and then according to MS docs I can give that DLL to any other Windows user, then that damn export problem will be fixed.

[User Picture]From: dweezil
2000-07-22 12:07 am (UTC)
that is the true evil of microsoft; it is just shitty software.
it is like general motors in the 70's & 80's.
bad engineering.

but i gotta tell you dude, sometimes your command of technology scares the piss out of me. very intimidating.
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2000-07-22 12:23 am (UTC)


I hope it's worth it :)
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[User Picture]From: erik
2000-07-22 01:20 am (UTC)
I bet if you tried REALLY hard you could find that .dll on some random homepage.. I've done it before when a program has bitched about not being able to find a certain DLL (and no, it wasn't mfc42.dll.. some of the less-common ones). So yeah.. don't download 650 MBs.. go find the fricken file.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-07-22 01:24 am (UTC)


No, I already have the DLL ... I need the new SDKs so I can compile programs that use it, then I can redestribute that DLL to other people.
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[User Picture]From: mattrope
2000-07-22 10:09 am (UTC)

Re: SDK's

If you ever need something like this again, you can probably get it from my dad--he has an MSDN membership through work, so he gets a copies on CD all the time. It'd probably be easier for you to borrow a CD than download the whole thing.
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