I use Linux Mint but I hear that this is a problem throughout all Linux distros. If you want to download a program direct from a site and not through Software Manager it is grief for non experts. You unpack the download and wind up with hundreds of folders and files and have no idea what to do with them. There is nothing to even suggest where to start. No .exe files like windows and no file names that give a clue , like install , setup etc. Sometimes there is a 'readme' and you enter the terminal script and it installs but who knows where, and who knows how to run it when you want. It just disappears in the bowels of Linux. Even though I have been playing with computers since DOS days I am lost and can find nothing on this in any search. Please - someone write an article. Mint has dropped the ball. I post on their forum and wind up posting the answer myself a week later. Thanks.