newbie - new software doesn't seem to install icons on desktop/in menus
When I install new software, the install sequence doesn't seem to put a launch icon on the desktop or in the KDE menus (or anywhere else I can see for that matter). Is this normal - because I then don't know how to find the files to run the programs. In windoze, at least I could find the right file because it would invariably be an *.exe file.
How do I <easily> identify the equivalent file for a bit of linux software.?