I have been asked to look in to Sharepoint, I'm currently on a mac but I have a window's pc which i can access, what do I need to be able to install Sharepoint and play around with it?? Thanks
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For SharePoint 2007, you need Windows Server 2003 (R2) or 2008 (R2), both 32 and 64 bit are supported. SharePoint 2010 only runs on Windows Server 2008 (R2) 64 bit.
If you plan to run SharePoint 2010 in a virtual machine, make sure you have a powerful machine (preferably quadcore) with lots of memory and a fast harddisk.
More info on 2010 hardware requirements: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485.aspx
For development/evaluation purposes, you could also install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7.