Welcome to this tutorial on Laravel 4!
Laravel 4 is dependent on Composer. On the website you can download a linux or windows version. PHP and Composer should be available for console, so add the paths to the global directories.
To install Laravel you have to start a console in the main laravel directory:
php composer.phar create-project laravel/laravel your-project-name --prefer-dist or composer create-project laravel/laravel your-project-name --prefer-dist
After the installation you should see the following message in your browser:
To install Laravel this way you have to extract the zip and start a console in the main laravel directory:
php composer.phar install or composer install
For each chapter I upload a zip-file with the changes to the Download-Section.