Since I've been surreptitiously obtaining information in this forum, I wanted to thank those who have helped me. This forum plus the Fink homepage (fink.sourceforge.net) have been instrumental in setting up Fink and X11. It looks great, it works great, and I am totally revved up about putting this through its paces (whatever THAT means).
So thank you all!
By the way, all this is happening on a 12" iBook 800, which makes it potent and PORTABLE!