I am moving from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04. I have previously used XAMPP on windows without any difficulty. However on Ubuntu 12.04. I am facing some problems. I am aware that user with root permission is usually discouraged on Ubuntu and should use sudo command for doing anything with root permission. With XAMPP I intend to do some PHP work on my laptop.
I am able to install XAMPP on my Ubuntu Lapto, however for saving a php or any file in htdocs is not allowed. I googled for the help and found many articles on how to setup development envirnoment on UBUNTU 12.04/xampp. Unfortunately, non of them worked for me? I tried with linking public_html created in my Home. This isn't working for me. Is there any detailed step by step tutorial on how to setup development envirnoment on UBUNTU 12.04/xampp. Initially I intend to do work with notepad++, but would move to Netbeans eventually. Or am I doing something wrong due to my Windows background?
I will appreciate any guidence.