i just got fedora up and running and am completely new to linux, so pls forgive me for some dumb questions to start out with.
i just installed java jre and jdk and am currently downloading eclipse as ide, which will be a big tar.gz file. in windows, i would typically just unzip the file in some innocuous location and then look around for an executable installer or a .exe file that runs the program immediately, inwhich case i just create a directory for the program and a shortcut to go onto the desktop. is that basically the way it's going to work in fedora, too?
in any case, the self-extraction for java jre and jdk was a little trickier using command line in fedora, at least following the sun/oracle instructions: i had to first make the bin file into an executable using chmod as root and then execute it from the directory where i wanted java installed.
anyhow, how do i proceed in fedora with the installation once i get the tar.gz for eclipse downloaded?