I have inherited a used IBM Thinkpad ( centrino). It has XP on it, but is password protected and its previous owner is now deceased - so o access to password.
I don't need to access either operating system or contents. Instead this iss an opportnity to enter the worlds of LINUX / ubuntu. I hope to do this later this weekend.
What would be the cleanest procedure for reformat/install?
( given that I need and want to reformat the drive anyway. Can I do it with ubuntu, or do I need to reformat some other way first. I cannot open windows beecause of the password lock.)
please can youy let me know which ubuntu version to download and use, and how to set about this?