Originally Posted by kfoster1234
Is Ubuntu like windows and can you download Ubuntu to a flash drive or external hard drive and if so what kind?
What do you mean "is Ubuntu like Windows"? In what aspect exactly do you expect Ubuntu to be like Windows? Ubuntu is a lot like Windows in many aspects, but completely different in many others. You'll have to be more specific to get a good answer.
You certainly can download Ubuntu to a flash drive or external hard drive, but which would your purpose be? A) install Ubuntu on your computer from the flash drive or external hard drive then use Ubuntu installed on your computer/internal hard drive; or B) actually run Ubuntu off the flash drive or external hard drive instead of installing Ubuntu on your internal hard drive?
The two things are possible, but each possibility will involve a different procedure.