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Development laptop for working with magento

Posted on 2014-03-17
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Hi,

I hope someone is able to help regarding what would be required for doing website development with magento. I have a developer asking for a mac that is coming in very expensive. Can a PC not be used?

Regards,

Ross
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Magento uses PHP, Zend, MySQL - ergo you can use it on any pc.
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Chris Stanyon earned 166 total points
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Any decent spec of laptop / desktop would do the trick. If your developer is asking for a Mac, it's probably because he wants one, not because he needs one.

As Gary says, you can do magento development on any system that can run a [WML]AMP stack - basically, webserver software :)
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he wants one, not because he needs one
Hmmmm
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All the tools you need are free and can be downloaded from various sites.

An inexpensive Linux laptop would also do the trick also.
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Thanks for the help
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