Running Windows on your Mac
This is a touch off topic but I thought that some PHP’ers out there might be interested nonetheless.
I got my first Mac about 8-9 months ago and I have to say after having used Windows (all flavors) since 1994, I have to admit that OSX is the best operating system I ever used. Yes, even better than DOS!
The problem is, that I have a few Windows only applications that at first glance, (it would seem,) will not run on a Mac.
… That said, I’ve have found that this is actually not a problem at all … thanks to a few options that you have to run Windows and Windows based programs on Mac OSX .
I wrote a whole article on running Windows on a Mac and even created a couple of demonstration videos!
How does this have to do anything with PHP?
Practically speaking, not too much. But, Mac OSX is Unix under-the-hood and so are most Web Servers.
That means using a Mac will give access to a whole slew of very useful Unix tools that you don’t have on Windows (a.k.a.: the crasher,) and you will gain a better understanding of what you can do on Linux/Unix based web servers. PHP is better tied into Linux anyway.