Originally Posted by tim615
the only real problems im having is my fan wont run and when i try to open a downloaded file it says it dont have the app. to run them
So you are saying that you like ubuntu and you want to continue using it if you solve those two problems, right ?
About the fan I don't know ...
but to edit or run a downloaded file, you should install a suitable application from ubuntu's repository with
sudo apt-get install
It all depends from the file
for a .pdf .ps or .djvu file: sudo apt-get install evince (for example)
for a .chm file: sudo apt-get install gnochm
Sometimes you must right click your mouse and select a suitable application to open your file
you have to be more specific about the downloaded file!