OK. After breaking everything and reinstalling a coupla times I did what Andy suggested. Fixed that port then another shows up. I guess screw it. Chasing ports is not my idea of running an os. From all my reading it does seem that by default Linux is more secure than, well, that other os, so I'll just content myself with this latest release of PCLinuxOS and see what I can learn to maybe get away from that other os.
Thanx for the replies.