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Web Development on a Mac
Is there a PWS equivalent? Can it do ASP?

 2:57 pm on Mar 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

If I bought an Apple Mac, which I'm stongly considering, is there some sort of PWS equivalent? I like to tinker with my web coding at home and having a local web server makes it really easy.

Ideally I'd like to run a local web server at least as good as PWS, preferably better. Also, perhaps asking too much now, I'd like it to support ASP (It's what I develop with as my day-job). Any suggestions on if/how this is possible?

Thanks in Advance.



 9:20 pm on Mar 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

AFAIK you can't run ASp on a mac. Apple has their own version of PWS, but I've never used it.

The big Apple server software is more robust than their PWS, but....(break my heart here) ... why bother with Apple for web serving? If you want to learn and tinker with web serving I'd get Linux or IIS. Apple is a no-where player in web serving.


 9:28 pm on Mar 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

The new Macs all come with OSX, which supports Apache, I think... (being a BSD-based system).


 11:19 pm on Mar 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

I normally use NT4/IIS4 for my work based sites and was looking for something different for home; but that said I'm bit tied down to ASP with my server side skills. Perhaps I should just stick with what I know and get a new Windows box. Thanks for the advice anyway.

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