mack - 9:17 pm on Mar 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
Have you tried running apache locally yet?
Yea thankfully, I got that set up on day 1, you're right, it does save time, and it also provides a great developer environment. Most of what I do is PHP related, so it makes sense to run Apache, PHP and MySql locally.
I like KDE, I think I have it set up pretty well, I dropped the modern task launcher and went with the simpler conventional menu system. On my lower bar I have the app launcher, file browser and show desktop widget. Next to that I have the desktop pager, but I also use Compiz for 3D desktop switching and file/app display. Desktop background from a photo I took, and a Twitter app and clock widget. Its quite basic, but seams to be working for me :)