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Re: New-to-Perl: recommendations for windows setup?

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 17, 2021 at 14:56 UTC ( #11128496=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to New-to-Perl: recommendations for windows setup?

Strawberry is good if you just want Perl. Or ActivePerl, which was the go-to once upon a time. Cygwin gets you a complete(-ish) U**x environment, including Bash. And, of course, Perl.

Another way to get a U**x environment is to install Oracle's VirtualBox. The price is right (i.e. free). Access to external peripherals is a bit dodgy, though there is something they call "Guest Additions" that allows you to mount a directory on the host machine in the guest operating system -- at least for given combinations of host and guest. And yes, it works for a Linux guest on a Windows host. Or vice versa, for that matter.

Honestly, I would probably go with Strawberry. I only mention VirtualBox as an alternative to throwing hardware at the problem.

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