in reply to Which is better: ActiveState or Strawberry Perl?
The big advantage Strawberry Perl used to have over Active State was the fact that a large number of CPAN modules weere easy to install, due to Strawberry Perl including a c/c++ compiler. This is now no longer an issue as you can install a compiler in Active State with a single ppm command.
I guess the big advantage for some in Active State is the fact you can pay for commercial support, while you have to rely on an active community for support in Strawberry Perl. Whether this is a good thing or not depends on your situation of course.