Total noob here, just loaded Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time yesterday. Loaded Cinnamon desktop also, to try out both it and Unity.
I downloaded an application SMathStudio.exe into my Home/Downloads folder, unzipped it, made it work on mono in Cinnamon by right-clicking. So far so good.
But where should I keep it, what's the Linux philosophy? I tried to drag and drop it into /usr/bin but couldn't, can't drag and drop without root privelege. It just fails, doesn't even ask for your password.
So opened a terminal and "sudo cp"-ed it into /usr/bin. Except now that it's there I can't run it, can't double click it, can't add a shortcut to the Cinnamon menu as "sudo mono SMathStudio.exe" fails, opens a terminal and gives heaps of error messages.
So what's the general principle of where applications should live, and how you should access them in Cinnamon?