Steve Lewis wrote: >>> php, mysql, and linux are all free, if you place no value on your time. > ...... please consider the time investment of learning how to > find and use apt-get, emerge, rpm, and the mandrake-like installations > wizards. Consider the time investment of learning the *nix directory > hierarchy. Consider the time investment of learning the quirks and > peculiarities of php and mysql and of researching and selecting IDEs and > helper applications. All of this comes at a price, and if all of the > above are new to you, be prepared for sticker shock when you look at the > calendar. And if the things that "are new to you" are Windows, CF, or some other commercial/proprietary software then you're paying *twice*, once ($$) for the software and then for your time on the learning curve. So sorry, I don't get your point -- everything has a learning curve. -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com dream. code.