Tonight as Lost was on I managed to get Apache Server up and running under Ubuntu including setting file permissions. Tomorrow I’ll set up mySQL and get a local WordPress site up and running.
I also got it setup to where I can connect to my work PC. This makes Ubuntu Linux a complete replacement for me. It does everything I need it to do. I still have the option to boot into XP but I’m hoping that I won’t have to. The only thing I can think of that I need is Visual Studio. I have Mono installed for .net development but haven’t tried it yet. If it works out I may wind up completely removing XP from the laptop.