Linux Journal: cat/dev/DiBona/brain: LAMP to WAMP to XAMP to SOFT

“We all know what LAMP is: Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl. Many
people also refer to the LAMP platform when they mean Python for
Perl or PostgreSQL for MySQL. The point is a nice stack of free
software applications is available that we can use, and they are
remarkably powerful.

“What we don’t talk much about is their application on Windows
and Apple’s OS X. Although I don’t relish the idea of more and more
annoying acronyms sprouting from the fruitful soil of open source,
there is some truth in saying that more and more people are finding
the same amount of utility in running Apache, MySQL and PHP on top
of Windows or OS X, independent of a Linux foundation.