Need user name, not computer name

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Dec 23 12:23:53 EST 2003


Scott Rossi wrote:

> On 12/22/03 7:14 PM, "Richard Gaskin" <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:
> 
>>> Well, I just checked in WinXP, and $USERNAME returned "Ken", my user name on
>>> the system. So can anyone who is *not* on WinXP verify that $USERNAME works
>>> to retrieve the user's name?
>> 
>> $USERNAME is not listed in the globalNames in Win95 (I knew I kept that
>> systme running for a reason <g>).
> 
> As of January 16th, you may have little need for doing so, given that
> Windows 98 has pretty much had its plug pulled:
> 
> http://www.news8austin.com/content/headlines/?ArID=92889&SecID=2
> 
> http://news.com.com/2100-1014-5116216.html?tag=nl

The connection between Microsoft's support decisions and people's upgrade
patterns, however rational it might be, is tenuous. ;)

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 Richard Gaskin 
 Fourth World Media Corporation
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