Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears
I installed fresh (replaced Windows). I checked the "Update" and "Third-party" checkboxes during install. Everything going great, I entered my name/password. It seemed to install everything. But then after the FIRST reboot (it told me it needed to reboot after successful install) it an error message came up - very non-descript. Just asked me if I wanted to send report the error, and then it had another dialog to reboot. I rebooted again, and this time, I just get the desktop. At first I thought it was broken, but I could right click. So I created a folder, then got into the file structure. Then I could load some things, Firefox, etc. But obviously something went wrong. I know nothing about Ubuntu, BUT I am a pretty smart guy. I guessed that "Unity" is a big part of Ubunuty's OS. So, I found some terminal commands and, well I'll just paste below what I got and maybe someone (anyone?!) can help me! I LOVE Ubuntu so far! FYI - my the PC I am trying to use is a Dell OptiPlex, Pentuium 4 @ 2.7 GHz, 512MB RAM.
You can see there are several Unity errors. Maybe Ubuntu just win't work? :-(
What other linux options do I have to make an old PC, a simple fast web browser?