i am very new to linux and have been dependent on boards like this to help me through the early stages so before i start i want to say thank you to anyone who helps me with this question or has given a reply to someone else's question that i have used.
I haven't really had any problems installing programs however after the programs are installed i can't find them. i am used to windows where my new programs appear in the start menu without me doing anything however firefox, winrar and a few other things i installed are not in the menu or on the desktop. i was able to find a way to put firefox on my desktop but only by creating a link to application and i still can't find my other programs. i want to have firefox on my desktop with its proper icon and i'd love to be able to use the other programs i have loaded
could someone leave a detailed explanation "step by step" because i am still not very good with linux (still stuck in the window's mind frame)
thank you very much