This video will show you how to set up a local web server on the Ubuntu desktop version. It walks through most of the process using a GUI and uses just a little bit of command line to set some things up. I did it this way to make it the most accessible to even new users of Ubuntu. It walks you through installing the needed packages, setting it up for clean URLs and getting Drupal started.
About the author, Addison Berry
Addi is Lullabot's Director of Education and Product Manager for Drupalize.Me. She lives in Copenhagen where she is slowly learning to speak the language.