Hmm… Bottled it.

Ah well. This site was very useful in giving me the info that I needed to install Linux on my laptop, but the risk to a huge amount of work on the machine and the time it would take to restore should I cock it up caused me to bail. I’ll try again when I feel stronger. As a bonus I’ve finally got XML and XSLT running in PHP on Apache for Windows, so maybe the need for Linux is not so great…