I'm a newbie Linux (Ubuntu) user and I'll like to know if someone can give some advices of where to install stuff, which folders don't touch, which is the meaning of each folder and so on.
My first concern is, should everything go into my home folder? I've installed "manually" Komodo Edit (it's an IDE) and it has gone to my home folder, I really don't like the idea of having an application there. (in windows I used to have my workfiles/pictures/downloads... partition and then the OS partition with all the apps).
So, is there any place where I could install this software? Any advice for having my home folder ordered? Maybe I should create an apps folder in my home dir?
Thanks in advance. :)
pd: most of the time I use apt to install stuff, but I don't always found the software I want there...