KDE, right click the desktop, New > Application Shortcut, Execute, there is an obvious space for the executable name.
I do wish Linux apps were more logically named -
appname.msi = installation
appname.exe = executable
appname.ini = initalisation file
somename.dll = libary
is so logical
/usr/bin/appname = programm - perhapps
/etc/appname = config
appname.0.3164.i386.src.rpm = install possibly
/usr/bin/somename = libvary, or maybe a programme thats also a libary
not so neat....
Installs that create a startup shortcut would be nice (say
/home/username/.shortcuts for single user apps, or .shortcuts/) which KDE / GNOME or any of the other GUI's would pick up would be nice
For a newbie linux seams so random and the lack of a file extention doesn't help you work out what the file is (perhaps a text file, or an installer, or a programm, or a libary, or a config file)....