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Windows 2000 binary?

From: Ed Suominen
Subject: Windows 2000 binary?
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2000 23:16:12 -0700

When I discovered a Win32 binary of Octave a month ago atŠþtom/index.html, I was as happy as a pig in mud. It is an amazing piece of software, and I was thrilled to be able to play with "Matlab" again. I even started having pangs of conscience that perhaps I ought to donate $50 or so to John Eaton's development fund in view of the successful work it allowed me to do recently on one of my crypto inventions.

Then, this weekend, I got a new system running Windows 2000 Professional and - uh oh - the same Cygwin installation that worked fine under Win 98 doesn't work. Here's the error:

"16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem
Invalid program file name, please check your pif file."

Is Cygwin incompatible with Win 2000? Is there something I can do? I've even thought of getting Microsoft's UNIX emulator (See if that would let me run the program, but I'm pretty ignorant of UNIX.

Can anyone help? I promise I'll send John the fifty bucks if I get this resolved. (honest!) :-)

Ed Suominen
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