Thanks for posting your own solutions Heather, it really helps when you're searching the forums for a poor sole who has had the problem you are experiencing.
Also, I believe I'm correct in saying that Apache 2.2.8 was writen for Windows, and ported over to Linux, so not so much the second choice of platform. I'm on Windows and working fine. I would rather we'd set up on Linux, but I just don't believe in knocking the OS if it's not the issue. Admittedly, it's usually some lame mule or other from the Macro$oft farm that's to blame!