Sorry, that page didn't help me much.
For now, I am giving up. Xampp really looks good, but for now, I'll have to be content with using easyPHP on my Windows PC.
Thanks for trying to help me. I just really don't want to get as deep into it as is apparently needed to get this to work.
I regret I don't have more time to learn all the things you need to know to make Linux boxes productive for me. I really believe there is a lot of potential benefit, just have to decide how I want to spend my time.