Shells (was: job control in 386/ix?)
rfarris at serene.UUCP
Fri Dec 8 12:27:34 AEST 1989
In article <1097 at crpmks.UUCP> garyb at crpmks.UUCP (Gary Blumenstein) writes:
> I don't know what advantages you get with their version of awk
> although it's advertised as compatable with Aho, Weinberger, and
> Kernighan's 1987 awk specification. The package is cheap too, $119
> buys you non-copy protected 386 binaries.
Absolutely nothing. After a year, and four sets of disks, I still
don't have a working awk from MKS.
Although I wouldn't part with my MKS Toolkit (for DOS), that's
because I haven't needed support. Be advised that their technical
support is essentially non-existent; at least to end users.
Oh yes, they will talk to you on the phone, and they are very polite,
but there is no followup.
I think things went seriously downhill when Gerry Wheeler (Mr. MKS)
got kicked upstairs or left or something.
Rick Farris RF Engineering POB M Del Mar, CA 92014 voice (619) 259-6793
rfarris at serene.uu.net ...!uunet!serene!rfarris serene.UUCP 259-7757
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