Windows and .tgz files
I recently installed Slackware 9.0 on an older computer (P200, 64Mb RAM). An online friend suggested using IceWM as my GUI. I don't have the Linux machine connected to the net yet, so thought I'd try downloading the *.tar.gz files onto a floppy and transfer them to the computer.
Can you do this? Windows changed the filename icewm-1.2.x.tar.gz to icewm~1.gz (because of the 8.3 dos limitations I suppose). I tried changing the name back to it's original filename once it was on the Linux box. Couldn't get it to work however.
Does windows corrupt the files? Am I going to have to wait till I connect the Linux box to the net before I can play with IceWM? Is there a way to download programs in windows without corrupting them?