first the bad news
aspire one linux runs "Linpus Linux Lite " and yes some have said that it is based on fedora 8
BUT the fedora 8 rpm's will kill a Linpus Linux Lite install , they are incompatible.
so you MUST install ONLY the software from there web site .
- or build it from the source
a lot of people have just decided that that restriction is to much for them and reformat there hard drives and install a " real distro"
Ubuntu, or Fedora 10 , or some other distro
Google --- aspire one linux ---
depending on WHAT you have downloaded ,if they are a " SomeFileName.tar.bz2 "," SomeFileName.tar.gz "
or something like that .It is most likely ( 99%) the source code. you will need to compile it ( using gcc ) then install
IF those downloads were " SomeFileName.exe "
then they are MS WINDOWS ONLY software