hopefully someone can help, I'm new to Linux, but not XAMPP on windows. I'm trying to install XAMPP on UBUNTU 9.0.4 Desktop, I've downloaded the tar file to the desktop for linux on UBUNTU and after that everything else doesn't make much sense?
Go to a Linux shell and login as the system administrator root:
tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.2.tar.gz -C /opt
Where is linux shell? is this terminal and how does the above line know it's sat on the desktop? to extract it to /opt
Could someone explain in a bit more depth as to what to do I want to move across to Linux, with a LAMP environment I'm also looking in to setting Subversion up as well once I have the LAMP stack in place.
As I'm new to Linux I would like a starting point to getting it all working correctly, if anyone can help all advice is welcome.