Linux is not opening my downloaded files!

July 5, 2012 at 17:14:48
Specs: Linux i686
Linux is not opening whatever i download!

whatever i download i always get this error message when i try to open it.

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July 5, 2012 at 18:39:50
We don't have enough to go on. What are you trying to download and what are you trying to open it with? What distro do you have. Do you know much about linux?

Hang up and live.

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July 5, 2012 at 23:31:07
... And, possibly most important, what is the error message?

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July 9, 2012 at 16:14:18
the anti-virus speedypro, and the error is below.

Archive: /home/megan/Downloads/SpeedyPCPro.exe
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/megan/Downloads/SpeedyPCPro.exe or
/home/megan/Downloads/, and cannot find /home/megan/Downloads/SpeedyPCPro.exe.ZIP, period

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July 9, 2012 at 17:39:47
Linux, by nature, isn't designed to natively open executables (.exe files). It may be able to under Wine, but that still wouldn't work too well for a virus-scanner. It's a "packaged-based" OS which has to unpack downloads (similar to unzipping) for them to work. Most distros are capable of handling .tar, .tar.gz or .zip:

Precisely what is it you're trying to do (or set-up)?

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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