I recently ordered Professional Assembly Language off of Amazon, very good book so far.

I'm in the first part of the book, setting up a good environment for developing in assembly.  I installed MASM32, however, it appears the book will be mainly using the GNU/GAS/buildutil stuff for this.

Is it possible to us GAS, etc. on Windows 7?  Running the setup.com file through the console window says it's a 16-bit application, which can't work on Win7 64 basically.

Any suggestions?  Or should I,

-just try to use MASM32 while going through the book

or

-boot into Ubuntu (have it installed on both of my laptops)
Posted on 2011-09-22 20:27:40 by Jonathan
I'm not familiar with the book, but Amazon's description says it's for Linux, so Ubuntu is probably your best bet. Gas (etc.) is available for Windows - look for MinGW - but the code would be different for Windows.

Best,
Frank

Posted on 2011-09-23 00:19:19 by fbkotler
I'll try that, thank you for your help. :)
Posted on 2011-09-23 16:36:30 by Jonathan
Two additional options at your disposal if you want to use your Windows box for developing include setting up a Cygwin environment or using VirtualBox to run Linux inside a virtual machine.  I've used both but prefer VirtualBox.
Posted on 2011-09-23 17:02:00 by p1ranha