I've installed 3 different distributions on 3 different pentium-3 PCs. Debian, Mandriva free2007, PCLinux.
Using the built in program/package downloading software, I have been able to easily download and install many different programs and dependencies. However in my experience, only about 60% of these new programs appear in the menus and only around 60% work.
Why aren't they automatically placed in the menus?
Why do so many programs not run and not give any feedback on the screen?
I need to search for the programs and when I find them I try to run the most obvious program.
And when I run the program the result is ......... nothing!
Grateful for any comments or advice