Following this guide with only a few outside lookups it took me only 1 long evening to scrap the Windows Dev environment I had been strugging with for weeks and use WUBI to load Ubuntu on a P4 2.8GHz, 2GB Toshiba Laptop I had semi-retired (battery life was always the pits...) and following this guide had a successful full Android source build running!
THANXs Guys, you are the Best!
PS. I did learn a few things... just because you have been developing in Unix envs for years don't assume you know better ... Follow exactly! then only problems I had were one long line paste;
> sudo apt-get install git-core gnupg flex bison gperf libsdl-dev libesd0-dev libwxgtk2.6-dev build-essential zip curl libncurses5-dev zlib1g-dev sun-java5-jdk
is better broken into a few smaller steps to see when one of the packages fails to install and thus the remaining on the line didn't either... all this meant was when some make failed go install the missing packages and all was well!
And Latest src wants java6/SDK1.6 to build...