The XAMPP program seems to be a good way to get coordination between a multitude of programs.
However, I have alrady loaded MySQL Community Server 5.1.53 directly from Oracle.
What happens when XAMPP tries to load MySQL? Does it have a message recognizing there is already an instance of MySQL and then continues? Does it say it can't go any further and asks me to remove the copy I have already installed? Or what?
Actually, I have already loaded and installled MySQL Workbench and I assume I got, at the same time, MySQL Community Server 5.1.53. When people don't say what is going on, it is hard to know what is actually going on.
Also, I do not want to work in the MSDOS environment of the so called run- command line. It seemed to me NetBeans has some kind of a GUI that works in Windows so I can develop code to manipulate the MySQL database and HTML to make web pages. Also there is Apache which I think has a GUI to manipulate the database.
Thank goodness, I never got into Vista. The number of special work arounds to use Vista are ridiculous.
Thanks for all the work you have been doing to make combining these program together a little simpler.