I am having trouble with Virtualbox and Ubuntu site. Is that the best way to do this? I got Ubuntu installed but couldn't open terminal. I don't know how. I read it in Gix's site. I noticed that Oracle has stacks available. I am going to try that today. What has been tried that's successful? Please help.
Do you mean you run windows, than install virtualbox to run linux?
Try download image from https://virtualboxes.org/
Get root/password from the image site.
Search how to setup LAMP on ubuntu, Make sure apache running good, then you can setup Magento.