Great, thanks. I installed xampp and that appears to be pretty good. When I try to create a mysql file, though, i run into problems.
mysqladmin -u user -p create Mambo
I get the error message: "Can' connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock (111)'"
I searched around and have found tha I need to change the /etc/my.cnf to permanently set the socket file used by the mysql client, but I don't know how to open it up in a text editor. :-/ How do I open files in a text editor using the console?