Please buy this goddamn CD...
...or else I shall be forced to gleefully destroy it. There is no bloody way anyone in our household would have bought this tripe. Don't know how it got here in the first place!
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Goodbye Glam Rock!
I am saying goodbye to my Glam Rock heros:
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Unix Utilies for Windows

If you want to install Perl on Windows or do anything vaguely sophisticated in the brain-dead command line shell of Windows (a.k.a. the DOS prompt), then you need a collection of commonly used UNIX utilities that can run under Windows.

I have put together such a collection of the most popular UNIX utilities and a few other command-line programs. Most of these are GPL-licensed (i.e. open source) and the remaining few are free-ware (but not open source). Either way, you can do with these programs whatever you want.

You can download the bundle of utilities from here.

These utilities are particularly useful for installing Perl on your Windows PC. Download Perl for Windows from http://www.activeperl.com

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