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in reply to Re: Beginning Perl for system admins
in thread Beginning Perl for system admins

I disagree. Cygwin is nice to get a generally Unix like environment under Windows and I use it every day, but its Perl distribution lags behind Activestate's and is far harder to get working and harder to integrate with the Win32 class of modules.

Regards,
Helgi Briem

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Re: Re: Re: Beginning Perl for system admins
by jordanh (Chaplain) on Sep 20, 2002 at 14:55 UTC
    I agree. For SA work on Windows, go with Activestate. I think Cygwin is handy if you need to deploy to Unix. The really valuable modules you'd use for SA work on Windows (Registry, OLE and the like) are going to be quite challenging to get working under Cygwin, but they are tested and readily available under Activestate.