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I download a program from repository and install that. I know we need three partitions for Linux: (1) SWAP, (2) / (3), /home. Also I know /home is like a user profile and / is like a operating system profile.

So, we see the conclusion, if I install a program from repository this program belongs to me and not related to operating system. But you know the place of downloaded program is /usr/bin and etc But not in /home? /home is my profile. Please say where my conclusion is wrong?

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See askubuntu.com/questions/379205/… –  user68186 Apr 22 at 18:44
You do not need them. You can have them and much more. See also askubuntu.com/questions/379205/… and also ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix –  Rmano Apr 22 at 18:47
Also see askubuntu.com/questions/25158/… –  user68186 Apr 22 at 18:48
@Rmano thanks very good links –  lion Apr 22 at 19:01

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The home directories are only for the user's personal data.

I assume you are familiar with Windows. Windows places programs in the Program Files directory (like /usr/bin) too, not in the Users directory (like /home) . This way all users can use the program. However, settings are usually per user and are stored in the user's home directory.

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thanks I just want to add that I can use ~/bin to install programs askubuntu.com/questions/440980/… –  lion Apr 22 at 19:13

So we see the conclusion

Not, only you.

if I install a program from repository this program belongs to me and not related to Operating System

The Operative Systems is the one who runs the applications. You only install and use it, but it is "related" to the OS.

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