I have been scouring google, youtube, and reddit all day during the past 2 days trying to find solutions to my problems, but my (very limited) knowledge is only getting me so far. I can not for the life of me get the newest Ubuntu to work on Virtualbox. I believe this is because the computer that I am using is a Dell Optiplex 960. I downloaded the Hyper V feature on windows, and the necessary updates that came with that. I have also enabled the 3 virtualization settings on the BIOS after restarting the computer. I then completely shut off the computer, and turned it back on.
I have since tried using Windows Virtual PC and the only Ubuntu I can get running on that is 12.04.4. My question is, is this combo I have running now okay to use for The Odin Project / learning programming in general? Or am I just waisting my time with these? I apologize for being the probably the biggest noob on this site, and I am indebted to anyone that can help me. I want this more than I have wanted anything for a long time.