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I've currently got Windows Vista. I tried to download Linux Fedora, and I get a message saying "Windows cannot open this file. To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it."
Then I get the option to "use the web service to find the correct program," but I get "page cannot be found" when I try that. My other choice is to "Select a program from a list of installed programs," but I don't know what to do there either.
Obviously, I'm a complete novice with no idea what I'm doing. Thanks for your help!