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I am typing this in IE6 on my Fedora Linux box. That is something I never expected to be able to do. This guy needs to be awarded a prize or at least a donation for this amazing achievement. http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/index-en.html
Once wine and cabextract are installed just download, extract and run ies4linux. The script then installs IE5.0, IE5.5 and IE6 as well as a flash plugin.

After years of needing another means of testing site with IE, such as another pc, I can finally do it all from this one linux machine. The funny thing is that today my new work notebook came and I have spent all afternoon installing windows software when I could have wiped it and installed linux.

One of the main reasons I use linux is that nearly all the software is free open source, so you don't need to spend big bucks or use illegal copies of software. These days with all the linux software managers installing anything is a breeze.

For windows you usually need to clean off the pre installed 90 day trial software then start downloading the stuff you need.
Here's a list of the free windows software that I use for web development incase it saves someone some time or money.

Firefox and the must have extensions
Thunderbird email
Apache
MySQL
PHP
GIMP
Open Office
Zone Alarm
Spybot S&D
FileZilla
Putty
SciTE or one of the Text editors

That should cover security, web servers, email, browser, image editor, office docs, file transfers, what else could you need to get your work done.

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What a clever chap, I'm still sitting on a linux distro waiting till I build a new box , it's tempting to get on with that if only I could also partition and run OS-X on it.

To that list of software apps you could add:

Ad-Aware SE personal

Anything from Javacool software, but especially:

SpywareBlaster

and of course:

Avg free edition

Problem with preloaded Windows OS is that it's harder than people realise to actually cleanly remove pre-configured stuff, and sometimes not worth the hassle and grief, I have a inherited HP install that took forever to clean up and get back to basics . I always buy clean MS OS but then I always build boxes haven't bought a branded machine in years.

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what else could you need to get work done.

A fully functioning brain with loads of ram, ability to not require sleep, and more than anything around 28 hours in a day!

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Those two things are available for Gentoo too Smile

Now I just need to migrate everything from one box to another. Redo the first box and put it all back Sad

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Is PHP really supposed to be in that list of "free windows software"?

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Why not I have it on my Win box along with Apache, MySQL, filezilla, etc, but I suppose it's technically not windows software.

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Can you point me to somewhere where i can learn how to do all of that?

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Do all what?

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Have PHP, Apache and MySQL on a Win box.

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It's easy check out Apache.org and PHP.net you'll find all the necessary widows binaries for download.

You can also take the really lazy route but it's not half as much fun and you learn less in the process which is to download XAMP a packaged preconfigured AMP setup, which is really very good, and takes seconds to install.

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Google on WAMP or WAMPP.

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Thanks.

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Isn't XAMP what WAMPP evolved into ?

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Probably ... google on either gets you to the same place. I think there are other packages, all of which provide you with the same basic things.

Apache
MySQL
PHP
+ Possibly Perl
+ Possibly ASP

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Hugo,
AVG some how slipped from my list, thanks for reminding me.
Luckily most of the software I use runs on Linux as well as windows or there is something equivalent.

For installing Apache, PHP and MySQL on windows there was a site firestarter.com.au that packaged them together as a simple install.
These days they all install easily on windows, I usually install MySQL then Apache make sure it works, then stop it and install PHP. Then you just make a couple of changes to the apache config file, instructions are in the readme file for PHP.

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Did you mean firepages?

http://www.firepages.com.au/

PHPdev was/is a great little bundle I've used it for some time on my main box as my main dev server, it's also been thought through and secured unlike XAMMP, there were problems with it's updates though which didn't work so I ended up manually updating php.

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Hi Hugo,
Yes firepages was what i meant.
Firestarter is a linux firewall :roll:

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Nah it's a popular tune isn't it , bit of a strange name for a firewall 'firestarter', wouldn't give me much confidence Smile

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