Yes, you have to type it into the terminal. Since you're using FC5, go to "Applications" > "Accessories" > "Terminal" (or you could create a shortcut on your GNOME/KDE menu...it's faster that way for future uses of the terminal).
After you un-tar it, you'll need to type "./configure" (without quotes) to set up the source and to make your "make" file. After it configures, type "make" and then "make install" to create the program.
Last edited by 3rdKey; 02-12-2007 at 01:06 PM.