i am quite a newbie to web dev but I manage a magneto website and have come to the point where i have to hire devs for certain things plus just upgrade my own workflow. thought I would install XAMPP and TortoiseSVN and be good to go...just tweak locally and upload changes to my server when they are done. then I came across a couple blogs that talked about workflows like Magento Appliance from TurnKeyLinux.org. some other are with Ubuntu and other variations making the whole thing a bit confusing as to the best way to go. my only experience with virtual machines is running Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac (but not for web dev). My current machine is Windows 7 and I am trying to figure out what a good option is for magento web dev on this machine. is Magento Appliance from TurnKeyLinux.org and VirtualBox doable for a newbie or is it super complex? does it come with TortoiseSVN or ?? assuming it is all set up, how do you use SVN?