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If they've kept with the same format as firebird, it comes pre-compiled, so once you un-zip (untar, whatever), you just simply fine the executable in the folder it was un-zipped to. On my system I put it in /usr/loc/MozillaFirebird, so I just created a desktop icon that pointed to /usr/local/MozillaFirebird/MozillFirebird.
I understand how to unzip Firebird (now Firefox), and I understand how to move it to the directory of my choosing. What I don't understand is where I SHOULD move it.
Does anyone have any recommendations on where to put folders for installed apps? Where are they to start with?
Also, once I have it in whatever directory I want, and have links to it on my desktop, how do I make it so that typing "mozilla" or "firefox" into my shell of choice will open it up? Also, how do I make it so that it appears in the main menu (also what is the main menu, like the Windows Start menu equivalent, called?)?