alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Tue Aug 2 11:08:48 CEST 2005
> I'd like to know what kind of Python I can download. I've tried but
> in vain!
> My computer is windows xp servixe pack 1, version 2002.
There are two main possibilities, either the generuc Python designed
any computer or the ActiveSTate vesion witch is the generic version
some Windows specifics added in.
Since you are on Windows I'd recommend the ActiveState version:
However it doesn't seem to work for me using Firefox - I suspect you
So the alternative is the generic Python site:
Just click on the Windows installer
Python 2.4.1 Windows installer (Windows binary -- does not include
That should download an executable file to your computer.
(Make a note of where it gets stored!) Execute that file and Python
be installed on your PC. You will find a new menu under
Within that menu start off with "Python GUI" or "IDLE" or something
- they keep changing the exact wording...
When you wind up with a window containing a nearly blank screen and a
prompt, congratulations! you have started Python and you can start
way through one of the non programmers tutorials - I am assuming you
a non programmer?
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