I'm new to these forums but they sound like a good place to exchange tips. I'm also new with basic system administration in Linux, so bear with me
When I download Firefox, I extract the program files into a temporary directory. I think I should be moving these files somewhere more logical than my home directory (~), but I don't know what the convention is. Once it's installed there, should I create a symbolic link to the executable in the /bin directory? Just guessing here...
I want to be able to simply type "firefox" at the command prompt and have the browser launch. This seems like the proper way to install a program anyways, but correct me if I'm wrong.