Xampp installs successfully. However, http://localhost/
takes forever to load and eventually comes up with a this-page could not be displayed.
Also, what is more troubling is that clicking "Configure" for MySQL from the Xampp control panel loads the MySQL program, which then just dies - "... has caused an error..." After this you can't end the MySQL process or even shut down the computer. You're left with a frozen DOS box that won't go away. (Although it might be ME's fault that you can't just end this process).
Even if MySQL doesn't work at all, it seems like I should have been able to get the localhost to show. Windows ME doesn't have a built in firewall, does it? I checked my IE settings and it should have allowed local sites.