u can install vmware (not freeware) on your windows machine and then
install linux as a virtual machine. it behaves just like a real machine.
works fine for me!
> I have a question, not sure if what I am looking for
> is available at all or a smaller program of the full
> sized program I am looking for but thought I'd ask to
> see if anyone knows of a program or a program they may
> of created.
> On my personal Computer I run a Windows OS and on my
> server (located elsewhere) I run a linux OS. Now on
> my server I have PHP 4.0 installed as well as mysql
> database installed. But I am not always available
> online to update the website/databse and wondered if
> there is a way to do updates/tests my my personal
> computer. Test them offline and put them live when I
> am happy with it.
> The thing is on my personal computer I run a Windows
> OS and was wondering if there is a program I can
> install to have mysql database or a similar program to
> mysql database to run my scripts offline?
> I already have installed a PHP program that I can
> run/test PHP scripts and thought I'd ask here if
> anyone knew of a mysql one. (I thought since a PHP
> program is available on Windows OS maybe a mysql one
> was too?)
> If anyone can help me that would be great. If not, it
> was worth a shot!
> If anyone has another idea of doing things offline let
> me know, I am all ears. (e.g. a similar database
> program to mysql I can download for Windows OS .. I
> don't mean MS ACCESS etc, needs to be linux like so I
> can test my scripts offline and make MINOR edits to
> get it to work with mysql. But would prefer a mysql
> program if available.)
> I need the program so I can test my PHP pages and do
> database changes to work with my PHP pages. As I do
> on my live website. (e.g. retrieve data from a
> database, and send data to a database. etc...)
> I'm not aware of a program for mysql on Windows OS but
> thought to ask here and see if any of you people do or
> know any in development.
> Thanks for your time in advance.
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