I'm busily trying to learn how to make MySQL work. Trying to improve my Geekness as I go so to speak.
As a newbie to all of this stuff I don't have much of a grasp on the jargon that's used in most of the instructions that I'm reading and I know that will cause me to ask a lot of questions that will make me sound really blond.
I have downloaded and installed MySQL as a Windows service. I don't know if that was the right way to do it or if I should have installed it as a manual service but I guess I'll figure that out as I go.
Anyway, I was going cross-eyed reading through the manual when I ran across this statement --> "When run as a service, mysqld has no access to a console window."
Hence my questions: What is a console window? Is that the same thing that I get by doing the Start > run > cmd > Enter thingy? If it isn't then how do I get to it?
Sorry about sounding so dumb here.