I had thought about installing Linux on one of my PCs so that I could install PHP, MYSQL and be able to do some development work without having to go online and do it.
While searching for some other stuff, I found this tool called XAMPP.
Here is some information from their site:
Many people know from their own experience that it’s not easy to install an Apache web server and it gets harder if you want to add MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use – just download, extract and start.
Try it out!
Download from ApacheFriends – http://www.apachefriends.org/en/index.html
Direct page – http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html