For many years the Perl distribution I've been using as a freelance Perl programmer on Microsoft Windows has been the one made available for free by ActiveState: ActivePerl. This article explains how you can download and install Perl on your own computer running Microsoft Windows XP. ActivePerl is also available for several other operating systems, but I have no experience with running ActivePerl on those. And as the first line somewhat implied, there are other Perl distributions available for Windows. My choice of using ActivePerl is not based on a fair comparison - which distribution is the best for MS Windows - but what has been working for me and my customers for many years.
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