How to set up LAMP on Ubuntu Desktop Edition

[So I’m now using my second laptop as a Linux dev server. Ubuntu is what all the cool kids are using so I thought I’d give it a go. Wait a minute, oh crap, I have to make a choice between Ubuntu Desktop Edition and Ubuntu Server Edition. Well I want to use it as a LAMP server but at the same time I want a desktop and all that comes with it. I figured I’d be able to download the Desktop Edition and sort it out later. I am happy to report I was correct, but I learned a little on the way. Here’s how you do it.]

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