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about Acquia Dev Desktop and MAMP, XAMPP · Sep 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Not really for general use, but great if you are building sites in a specific major-version of Drupal. (On a Mac, I think it should be possible to run two different major-version stacks, but I haven't tried it.) Really simplifies the setup and configuration, but again, not an alternative for general dev purposes. (You could tweak/hack it to host other systems, but by then you've have been better off using a general-purpose *AMP stack.)

For my part, I run this and MAMP on my mac and this and XAMPP on Windows.

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