[PHP] [Slightly OT] Apple MacBook MAMP and Logic

[PHP] [Slightly OT] Apple MacBook MAMP and Logic

Post by eric.buter » Sat, 02 Feb 2008 02:49:00

Nope. I used to run it on an old G4 as a desktop just fine. ;)

[PHP] [Slightly OT] Apple MacBook MAMP and Logic

Post by joche » Sat, 02 Feb 2008 02:49:04

Tom Chubb schreef:

the biggest problem, with Leopard at least, is getting a build of php5 with all
the bells and whistles on it that you need. mostly likely the nice chap and entrophy.ch
has rolled a DMG package with all the t *** by now.

I have no idea how much faster an MBP is compared to an MB but I can tell you it goes
like a bat out of hell - seriously the faster piece of kit I've ever used by far
(it's running WinXP in a Parallels VM as fast as my previous laptop did natively ... and
that was a CoreDuo2 2.0 with 2Gigs ... granted the MBP has a few mroe cpu cycles and
double the RAM but still!)

mostly though you'll probably kick yourself for settling for the less *** option. ;-)
that said I can't imagine that an MB won't cut it.


[PHP] [Slightly OT] Apple MacBook MAMP and Logic

Post by ceo » Sat, 02 Feb 2008 02:54:04

They will use virtually NO system resources until you start developing
something that, errr, uses a lot of resources... :-)

If you load up a million-row database and start writing monster select
queries in PHP against it, you'll probably strain any laptop.

If you just install them and develop some simple pages with modest
queries, I don't think you can BUY a new laptop that won't handle

If you're doing music, get a bigger hard drive. You'll need it.

Some people have a "gift" link here.
Know what I want?
I want you to buy a CD from some indie artist.
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ***
Yeah, I get a buck. So?

[PHP] [Slightly OT] Apple MacBook MAMP and Logic

Post by japrui » Sat, 02 Feb 2008 02:54:46

Hi Tom,

If you turn on your personal websharing on the Mac, you are running
Apache, I believe PHP is preinstalled even on desktop Mac's, and MySQL
is a simple download... I don't think running all of those for
development would hurt any much more then running them on an actual

That being said, I've always had a server at my disposal so I've never
needed to try and run it locally. But in theroy I don't think it would
eat up any more resources on the local computer rather then on a
server. Especially since OS X Server, is pretty much OS X Client with
a few more GUI's :)

Jason Pruim
Raoset Inc.
Technology Manager
MQC Specialist
3251 132nd ave
Holland, MI, 49424

[PHP] [Slightly OT] Apple MacBook MAMP and Logic

Post by tomchub » Sat, 02 Feb 2008 03:02:46

Thanks for all your responses.
Rich, I guess you're right! Anyway PHP is only a hobby for personal sites,
so I shouldn't really worry too much but wanted to get a general feel from
The only big advantage for the MBP is that it has Firewire 800 which would
be better for that big hard-drive that I'll need ;)