First up, I'm really impressed with your product, and I've got it up and running, and I'm developing happily on my linux servers. However, I'm trying to convert a windows user to ss, and I really am having some problems ingetting it up and running.
The platform is a newly installed XP Pro SP3, which has upgraded itself to Exploder 8 by the look of it. I installed MySQL 5.1.x, php 5.2.9-2, and then silverlight through a mixture of going to websites and using the Web Platform Installe. After fixing the documented bug, I got it to install, but the home page, after selecting the black candy theme install, looks about as basic as basic can be: black text on white background.
Looking at the page code, I see loads of js in there, and my first query is how do I check that java support is set up? Secondly, I get the feeling that the stuff that is in .htaccess isn't being honoured either, as the page http://localhost/silverstripe/index.php/about-us/ is not found. I've tried ff as well, and there's just nothing working...
Would it be best to scrap IIS etc, and use a WAMP based install???