Not using WP yet, but will be very soon. A friend is a web developer, and she has agreed to help me get everything set up (e.g. hosting) as long as I do all the editing myself. I've been reading and researching about WP and it looks like a great fit for my needs. However, I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop. I've found lots about Ubuntu and WP and it looks like they work well together. As I read, I find a TON of directions telling me to download LAMP stuff to set up my server. In my case, I am not acting as my own server - it will be done by the company my friend operates. So, I'm writing to ask: what do I need to download to my personal laptop so that I can use WP?
Please spell out the acronyms as I'm learning!