Originally Posted by Trozzul
Cool, i will try my best to figure out how to get Ubuntu on this old thing, from looking it up looks like a simple process. could you recommend a good way to learn some basic commands like that guide asks for? i am using codecademy right now for some basic java and html stuff i know you need to know some of that stuff. its a single core 512mb of ram old XP computer, i dont know the system requirements for Ubuntu.
Your machine meets the minimum specs for Ubuntu (Barley) you could also check out Xbuntu or Lubuntu as well, make sure you use a 64-bit version as Android building requires that. Keep in mind with those specs you should be able to build it will just take a while to compile. For learning the basics of the Linux command line, this is a great guide
just ignore the parts about Windows Power Shell (Or don't ignore them and learn twice as much!). The system requirements for Ubuntu can be found here
as well for your reference. Android building does't really deal with HTML, it does deal with Java but as always the more you know the better because it just makes it easier to learn from there.