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Drupal: Creating Blogs, Forums, Portals, and Community Websites by David Mercer

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Obtaining and Installing Drupal

Chapter 1 has already looked over the downloads page on the Drupal site; so there isn't too much to present us with problems at this point. Head on over to http://drupal.org/project/Drupal+project and click the Drupal version number you wish to download—generally, the latest stable release is what you should go for. Click Download to grab the latest copy and save it to your C: drive, or your My Documents folder (or wherever you want).

Now, the Drupal download is different from the Apache2Triad installer in that we will install Drupal ourselves; it doesn't come with its own installer .exe file. Instead we are asked if we would like to Save (or Open) a .tar.gz file. If you find that your PC doesn't recognize .gz ...

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