Cannot Find Installed Packages
If my terminology is wrong please excuse me. I'm still a newbie. And I'm not a software person by any stretch of the imagination. I recently download GAIM and installed it using the rpm package. Then it dawned on me that there was no "shortcut" in either the menu or the desktop. But with the help of a friend I found out how I could open it through a shell.
But that led me to another question: How do I create shortcuts to programs?
Which led me to another question. Where, exactly, do packages and so forth get installed to? Is there something along the lines of a "program files" for Linux? Where do all those packages end up?