Can I test a plugin on locally hosted site?

Hi,
I tried testing the Ultimate Facebook Plugin on locally hosted test site and its giving a Fatal Error.

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'Facebook needs the CURL PHP extension.' in D:\xampp\htdocs\.....\wp-content\plugins\wpmu-dev-facebook\lib\external\base_facebook.php:19 Stack trace: #0 D:\xampp\htdocs\....\wp-content\plugins\wpmu-dev-facebook\lib\external\facebook.php(18): require_once() #1 D:\xampp\htdocs\....\wp-content\plugins\wpmu-dev-facebook\wpmu-dev-facebook.php(105): require_once('D:\xampp\htdocs...') #2 D:\xampp\htdocs\.....\wp-admin\plugins.php(147): include('D:\xampp\htdocs...') #3 D:\xampp\htdocs\.....\wp-admin\plugins.php(149): plugin_sandbox_scrape('wpmu-dev-facebo...') #4 {main} thrown in D:\xampp\htdocs\....\wp-content\plugins\wpmu-dev-facebook\lib\external\base_facebook.php on line 19.

Will this only work on a live website or will this give the same error there?

Thanks
Sonia