Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick

Linux rules

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.

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