> On UNIX systems uname may work pretty well. But I guess each 
> system may
> have slightly different options. What'll probably happen is that you
> end up with a big if() statement testing $Config{osname} wtih 
> each case
> having specific code to determine the specifics. But for that you need
> information. How do you get the currently running release of windows
> for example?

If you can open a command shell you can get the OS version with the
'ver' command under Windows:


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]


This should work on 2000 or later. (Windows 2000 is 5.0.something.)


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