Those who use Windows to develop applications slowly get addicted to the platform. This is true with any platform. As you learn the APIs, behavior and nature of the platform and slowly develop the understanding out of the knowledge for that platform, the attachment to the platform obviously, grows. QCubed is one of the best PHP frameworks and at times, it can be frustrating to deal with it, specially when you install it on Windows. While PHP is cross platform and works on Windows as well as it does on Linux (and other UNIX-Like operating systems), there are minor problems which can make you go insane when trying to install or develop a PHP application.
Installing QCubed on Windows
Installation of QCubed is fairly simple. You would download the package, extract it to your DocumentRoot folder (the folder which contains the web scripts and resources to be served on the web), check the permissions, set up the correct paths and databases in the includes/configuration/configuration.inc.php and launch the browser to open the main index page. The main index page would redirect to the configuration checking file, which checks whether everything is setup or not. Once done, you are redirected to the start page of the framework which should say It worked!. Well and good. But these simple steps do not really work on the Windows platform; at least not so easily.