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Setting Up a Drupal Environment with the Acquia Dev Desktop
The Dev Desktop app from Acquia has many virtues. Download the installer (see Figure I-1) and within 10 minutes you will have the server, database, and your first Drupal site up and running. Access to phpMyAdmin is a click away. Create as many fresh installations as you want. Clone a site by dumping the database and importing the sql file into a new installation. Elegant, easy, and powerful.
Figure I-1. Drupal stack installer from Acquia