I'm running ZWAMP WAMP stack on my local development machine. However I have found it to be very slow at serving pages from a Drupal site I have setup. By contrast, my live production site on shared hosting is reasonably quick.
For me the goal with a local WAMP stack was to develop offline and send completed work to the live production site.
I liked ZWAMP because it didn't require adjustments to User Access Control or other permissions.
I've looked at Drupal Acquia Development Stack but found this too restrictive: only one site instance/doc root can be installed.
I've looked at other DAMP stacks and heard reports of them being slow.
My local development machine that I am running the WAMP stack on is a Dual Core 2.6Ghz hyperthreaded Intel i7, 4Gb RAM, 7200rpm hard disk, running Windows 64bit professional. Surely this is fast enough.
So I'm looking for:
Causes of the slowness of the WAMP and how to improve the speed
Benchmark data of various WAMP stacks