I'm a total ubuntu newbie and I have a doubt regarding installation from downloaded packages (from websites).
I have been trying to install Netbeans 7 in ubuntu 11.10. I have downloaded the .sh package from the Netbeans website and I can install it but only in a folder inside my user folder.
I have read somewhere that programs are installed in /usr/bin, and for example I have installed the Java SDK in that location. But i can't install Netbeans there. If I try to put it in the /usr/bin I get the message that is a read-only folder and I can't hit Next...
And I wonder if there's a way to install it in that location because I wouldn't like to have it installed within my documents.
I haven't found any info related to this searching in google, so really thankful if you can help me with this.