I have a fairly bad machine, but it does what I need it to do.
I have a Compaq Presario All-in-One - CQ1-2025, and it is a 20" monitor. It's a cruddy machine, as I said, but all I need it for is for web browsing, so it does what I need it to do.
Link http://dicksmith.com.au/product/XC8894/compaq-presario-cq1-1210an-all-in-one-desktop#Specification if you want to check it for yourself.
If it's my Graphics Card, I have an Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150.
However, I've been wanting to upgrade to Ubuntu for a while now. The past 3 times I've tried it;
Two out of Three times I had to do a whole system reboot on my computer, shortly after restarting my computer, for the first time after I installed Ubuntu.
One out of Three times I had to manually restart my computer because Ubuntu and my computer locked up for over 20 minutes.
Three out of Three times I had to manually restart my computer continuously during the installation of Ubuntu, on account of it crashing during the installation. It just stopped responding.
On top of it all, I was repulsed by the way Ubuntu looked on my monitor. On Windows, when you have a larger monitor, it just expands everything. On Ubuntu, it tries to fill it all in, and as a result, it looks very stretched, distorted, and very low quality on my computer. I'm not sure if this is only me, but it just looks very horrendous on my monitor.
I will be getting a new laptop for school next week, however, which only has a 12" display. I can try it on there, and see if I get the same problem.
If this isn't only me, or you have a solution that could help me fix Ubuntu in my current predicament, please reply and/or answer my question.
TL;DR I have a large monitor (20 Inches), and Ubuntu stretches to fill it in. Any way to fix it?