VMFushion or Parallels - do they support MySQL and PHP?

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  1. higgalls macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    I am looking at doing some web development using PHP and MySQL, and was wanting to keep it separate from my Mac so that I don't slow things down or clog it up.
    So my thought was to use my Windows Partition (which I never use), and then to use either VMFusion or Parallels so that I can do my web development in Windows without clogging up my Mac Partition. Is this possible, or would you recommend me doing all my development in the Mac OS anyway?

    Thanks.

    Cheers,
    Chris :)
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Fusion or Parallels should be fine for your needs
    But you could also boot straight into Windows with BootCamp if you have concerns

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. higgalls thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for that.

    Do you know whether either of them will be better for that task?

    I also don't want to boot into Windows - I can't stand it hehe.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Fusion and Parallels are only virtual machines
    Both will require either XP or Vista, so you will be booting Windows regardless
    It is just with BootCamp you will be running it native, not virtual

    Both Fusion and Parallels have their fans
    Both do the job well, and it is simply a matter of choice
    Neither has a leg up on what you want to do

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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