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Not that Simple
Authored by: hembeck on Aug 29, '02 05:58:22PM
The hint suggests that you can download the Linux version and off you go. Not quite. Besides getting the Linux version of ColdFusion MX, you'll also need Virtual PC. Virtual PC is very slow and cranky - compared to the real deal: A PC running Windows, which is just cranky ;) - so there's a hit right there. Throw in the added expense of Virtual PC, you're paying out a lot of money for a very slow, cumbersome development environment.

If you must have Coldfusion locally, your best bet is to get yourself a PC and run it there. If local isn't key, pay for a hosting service that runs ColdFusion MX, and FTP your code there.

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No real need for VirtualPC
Authored by: robg on Aug 29, '02 06:33:42PM
You only need VirtualPC to generate the tar file of the installation. Once you have that, you can move it back to your Mac and get the server running natively -- no VirtualPC required. ColdFusion is a Java-based application. I assume if you have access to a networked full PC running Linux, you could replicate the instructions on that machine without needing to run VirtualPC. At least, that's my read of it in Part Three of the article, which covers the actual install. -rob.

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