The Apache Software Foundation, is friggin awesome. They come up with some really great things, moreso they have an excellent list of open source projects which have really had a huge impact everywhere. Apache Web Server is one the most widely used servers out there coughing up HTML/CSS/PHP to the world wide mass.
Apache Nutch is an open source web crawler, and builds on Apache Solr and Lucene technologies.
Tomcat is a Java Servlet container also an Apache project impementing Java Servlets, and JavaServer Pages. For many large companies it’s a mission critical application. If you don’t know what a servlet is, think of an outlet mall you shop at. One building contains many different stores. Tomcat, like an outlet mall, allows you to contain many different applications.
Now, the purpose of this little write up is to show you how to successfully install Apache Nutch and Tomcat on a Windows 7 machine, granted you pay attention and your current machine isn’t configured funky.