Easiest Way to get Apache/PHP/MySQL Set Up
I have the desire (for learning/testing purposes) to get an installation of Linux up and running with the latest 1.3 Apache, PHP, and MySQL so that I can begin to practice PHP coding without having to pay for hosting until I become good at it. The only catch is that I know extremely little about Linux: virtually no command line operations, and really my only experience has been trying to work with Mandrake 9.2's wizards to configure things. So, I come here asking for help and advice. I am reinstalling Linux anyway (dual boot with 98SE), so switching to another distro would even be preferable since, after doing some reading, Mandrake doesn't appear to be that popular of a choice. Any opinions on good, free options that aren't going to be a total pain to get running? Thanks.