Upgrading Windows

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    Upgrading Windows

    You know how Charles Petzold's "Programming Windows 5th Edition" is written for programming Win98. Well, what happens if this programmer gets XP. There shouldn't be a problem, right? The only problems would occur if you downgrade to 95. Am I correct?

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    You will be able to carry the knowledge that you are learning now forward to winxp.
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    My code runs on 95 (need to upgrade the winsock to winsock2 for the sockets), 98, ME, NT and 2000 without problem. The NT based kernals are more demanding as far as memory, pointers and handles go. By this I mean what Win98 will accept as OK 2000 rejects as an error. Makes better code though.
    We do not use XP yet as it is still a beta as far as we are concerned. It is based on NT though so should be no problem.
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    So I don't have to worry about programming XP differently than it would be with 98? Thanks.
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    Well you can do IP spoofing with the raw sockets in XP.

    SYN attacks instead of the filterable TCP / UDP floods.
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    Okay, thanks.
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    Great novacain! Let's just let any little kiddie read that and go out and code an IP spoofer! (God, was it ever a MISTAKE put raw sockets in XP...maybe not pro but DEFINATELY home edition...!!)


    Anyhow, the only problem I ran into was when I tried to compile my code under VS.NET and run it under XP...but when I write it up in good ol' MSVC6 it runs perfectly on XP.

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    Originally posted by novacain
    ...We do not use XP yet as it is still a beta as far as we are concerned. It is based on NT though so should be no problem.
    Microsoft BETA program is the first 2 years of sales!

    As to the thread. Nothing that you learn is wasted, you just haven't found an app for it yet. Keep reading, they'll be a book on XP soon (after the BETA progrom is finished though).

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