In Windows, software is just installed centrally in /programs but in Ubuntu its usually stored in the users local directory. When I install programs via add/remove they appear for my other user accounts as well which is great.
But I have downloaded an application that's been wrapped in a tar file. It doesn't need to be compiled, just needs a home and a launcher. When I installed it in my user account it worked fine but its only visible to me. Where should I install it so it's useable by all users?
The software in question is not available in the repositories.