Yes, I am beyond the beginning and not anywhere near the end. I managed to successfully install the P and actually wrote some small scripts for a web form. Mine were no where as keen as MailForm or some of the others so I just did my clients a favor and used those...=) So I can honestly say I am on my way but I ain't there yet.
My question is this...the previous install was on a win95 machine and of course this went straight to MS-DOS now I have another machine, you guessed it win98 and before I did the last install (which I believe is the key to success) I read all (yes, well MOST) of the documentation and newsgroup discussions. Now I am back to reading them and there is not one mention of win98 ANYWHERE...am I losing it and just haven't grasped that the techheads (affectionately said from a wanta be) are lumping win95/win98's MS-DOS Perl binary, together? Or, am I barking up the wrong tree and just need to give up the fancy feel of 98? what about 2000?
In a while, this problem will be solved seeing that I am now going over to the Linux/Win dual boot question category and find out some more things...hopefully this time next year I can chant, "Beware of the penguins", and mean it.