New here. Having a problem with ubuntu, need help

Hi, I just signed up, but I cant even pass 101! I downloaded the VM/Xubuntu (had some problems there, but kinda figured it out - can’t find the ‘whiskers’ icon or the ‘Devices’ on the VM toolbar). I am now trying to download the visual studio code onto the VM. every time I try, ubuntu locks up and I have to close it and restart it. I tried to Google it, but nothing worked. I know I haven’t even left the gate yet, and I’m already stuck. If someone could please help, I’d appreciate it. :pleading_face:

The whisker icon is in the top left, looks like a mouse.