I am running magento on Windows XP on my development machine. Here is some specs:
PHP 5.2.6 with eaccelerator
The machine is a 1 core 2.8 Gigahertz with 2 gigs. It is my personal work computer, so it is just one user. Magento is excruciatingly slow on this machine. It is accessed through localhost. My other sites are all fast on this setup. Is there anything specific about Magento that makes it slow on windows XP or apache 1.3 (my production server uses 2.0).