Just installed WAMP on my new HP Pavillion laptop today. It runs Vista 64 and has 4GB of RAM. I plan to learn PHP, starting off with lessons on the excellent Lynda.com.
The intro to the lesson advises uses WAMP to install and run Apache, MySQL, and PHP under Windows. So I did. Then I played around, and installed WordPress. This took a little bashing around because, as often happens, the docs are not always clear. But I got it working, so now I can test WordPress changes before uploading them to my main blog plus, and maybe more importantly, I now have a much better idea how WordPress is configured.
Hadn’t played around with programming for a while. Feels real good to get back to it.