and the installation seemed to progress smoothly. However, the SVN perspective is not listed when I click the menu "Window -> open Perspective".
Before following the instructions in the link above, I went to install new software, added the repository
Galileo - http://download.eclipse.org/releases/galileo
and chose only Subversive SVN Team Provider in the Collaboration selection. I then installed. There was an option in Help when I opened eclipse right after and it asked me to install connectors and I chose one of the connectors that worked with any operating system (not just win32).
So, long story short, I don't know what I am doing...but I think SVN should have shown up in the perspectives by now.