Hello. I have a question to ask you.
You install a program in Linux Ubuntu 64-bit version 11.10 -- latest version from Ubuntu Software Center or even Archive Manager for those files or folders you manually have to download. Obviously it doesn't automatically place an icon in the launcher bar (I assume the icons in the launcher bar are 'shortcuts'?) once installed. Also it does not place a shortcut on the desktop like Windows. Where do you go to launch the program to run the program you just installed? Where are the installer programs housed in Ubuntu? Obviously, the Ubuntu Software Center comes to mind, but that only contains programs you want to install. So once the program is installed; where is the program placed I can launch to run it?
Yes, I can run the Dash home icon in the Launcher and do an application/program search for the program I just installed, but I cannot believe that is the means to easily access the program in order to launch or run your newly installed program?
In Windows, you use the Start Menu and “All Programs” to find the list of installed programs all in once place part of the operating system. Does Ubuntu have an equivalent place to make it accessible and easy? Where? Please explain. I need to know how.