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you can untar it a couple of different ways, that however is only part of the install process for a src file. after you unpack the tarball you should have a number of files, one of which will be a readme, or install instructions. usually after unpacking the tar ball it's as simple as
there is a great guide here on the forum, have a read.
I just untarred Thunderbird into a directory, and when I go to run it in KDE, it comes up with a message
"Could't find the program Thunderbird"
Thunderbird doesn't need installing (AFAIK), at least 0.4 didn't. Anyway, try opening a console, changing to the directory and running Thunderbird that way to see any error messages. Sometimes just clicking the file in Konqueror spits out that error.