How's it going I am fairly new to ubuntu and was trying to get several programs installed and realized that alot of the installations came in the form of tar and deb files. I have no idea how to install tar files so I looked up that you can covert them into deb files and install them via ubuntu software center.
So I did that but when the deb file finished installing I looked for the programs via the dash and could not find the program. when i looked at the install section in ubuntu software center it was not there either. Just want to see if anyone could give me steps on how to install both debs and tar files since im new and only use to theinstall processes in windows. I really like this os and would like to learn. Thank you for your time and patience.
Oh and would some programming knowledge be needed to use this os to its full potential? if so what can i do to learn. thanks again.