I am just starting out with coding and I am very excited and looking forward to my first job.
Problem is my laptop died so we build a computer (desktop) to use out of spare parts we had unfortunately it runs on windows XP and it looks like I can’t do my lessons with the outdated chrome browser.
this is a really old computer, from before 2007, i tried getting umbuntu but after waiting for 45 minutes it would not open saying it does not recognize the file and asks me to choose which program created it. am i missing something really basic?
now i have some really dumb questions. what is a usb boot drive, how do i know if this computer even has one. why do i need etcher to create a stable one? and if i do manage to get it all to work will i then be able to use newer web browsers? its been so long since i had to deal with any of this kind of stuff…its sorta making me feel like if i don’t understand this how can i even dream of being a web developer, even though they are different things
ok so i need to put the ubuntu on a flash drive? and then it stays in all the time to boot the computer from? and the other program mentioned is like a thing that makes the usb drive bootable??? does it also work from a cd? i know i have a blank one of those…but then would the cd have to be in all the time?
thanks for your encouragement, your right you don’t know until you learn i guess lol
thanks so much, luckily i was able to start my coding by getting fire fox but i still want to get a better OS for my computer because its still an out dated version of firefox and still not ideal. i think i might be able to get a friends laptop for the day though. good idea