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MySQL™ and JSP™ Web Applications: Data-Driven Programming Using Tomcat and MySQL by James Turner

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Installing MySQL on Windows

Installing MySQL is a uniform process across all versions of Windows. The only difference is that, under later releases (Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP), it can be installed as a service so that it's always available.

Getting the Binary Distribution

Point your browser to http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql-3.23.html. Click the Windows download link.

Next you'll choose a site from which to download; try to pick one at least in the same country as your computer (although I suppose you could try downloading it from Chile, if that kind of thing appeals to you).

Save the ZIP file to somewhere you can find it; the My Documents folder or the desktop generally work best.

Unpacking the MySQL Distribution

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