Do not install PHP5 on WinXP

Well. Do, if you know how, and if you know how please tell me! I’ve used XAMP in the past and it was fine until I tried to add SVN to the mix. I’ve been all over the web trying to figure out how to do it and then I opened my WROX book “Professional PHP5” and read this:

Let’s be clear about something—this book is not about operating system wars. Those of you interested in the great Windows versus UNIX debate can find literally
thousands of great pages of well–spoken denizens of Slashdot
It is, however, worth our making the following bold statement: “Windows is bad at being an Internet application server, just as UNIX is bad at being a workstation
operating system.”

They said it, not me. In fairness, this book is devoted to PHP5 and not ASP.NET 2.0 or 3.0 or whatever they are selling in hotel conference rooms. So, I’ve tried and
failed to get this thing installed properly because of some trailing slash or another and I’m admitting defeat. It is very nice to have a Windows box around
for testing; but, it’s time for me to install some Linux or another to handle my meager hosting needs.

Of course, I am still pissed that I can’t figure out where I’ve gone wrong. I’m probably going to stay up another hour or eight trying to get it to work. Lord help me.

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