"I've had problems with previous video tutorials that included
movie files only readable on Windows. The Quick Start Guide
reassured me that I wouldn't have a problem using Linux. Then, as I
was about to rip open the packaging around the disc itself, I saw a
piece of contradictory information. Specifically, the text on the
packaging read, All the contents of the PHP and MySQL Video
Learning Starter Kit are accessible on any DVD-equipped Windows or
Mac OS X computer (emphasis mine). What?
"It gets worse (from my point of view, at least). There are
instructions on how to install PHP, Apache, and MySQL on both
Windows and Mac but not on Linux. This seems rather mysterious
considering we're talking about technologies that just thrive on
Linux. Of course, if I have the need to install Apache/MySQL/PHP on
Linux, I can just use XAMPP, but that's besides the point. I
suppose Sams is playing to the majority desktop market, but that
doesn't speak to those of us who spend the vast majority of our
time using Linux for work and play."
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