Running Newly Installed Programs?

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Tue Dec 16 23:54:24 UTC 2008

On Tue, 16 Dec 2008, Brian McKee wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 3:09 PM, 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.
> As far as RealBasic goes - It's option two so to speak - they offer an
> Ubuntu .deb file at
> <>
> Just double click it to install it.

The OP said that he already installed it. He just couldn't figure out 
how to run it.

Bob Holtzman
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                                           Lazarus Long

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