Running Newly Installed Programs?

Haneef Bashir darkfena313 at
Tue Dec 16 20:32:09 UTC 2008

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 4:09 AM, W. D. Allen <ballensr at> wrote:
> This from a Ubuntu Newbie...
> After downloading and installing a program, such as RealBasic among
> others, as I browse the folder I can not determine which file I click to
> run the program. How do I determine the file in any program folder to
> start a program running, i.e., the ".exe" file? Also, how do I make a
> desktop icon for that file?
> As I said - a Ubuntu newbie.

if you install a program with the correct file extension ".deb", then
you should have no problems finding it under applications. as for
program with the .exe file extension then those really are made to
work with a windows OS and not linux except using a program like wine
as a medium. as far as desktop icons, im not pretty sure with gnome
(ubuntu) but with kde (kubuntu) i do believe its possible and a simple

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