I am virtually new to the Linux scene altogether. I recently downloaded Matlab for installation. I unpacked the files and ran
./install to start the wizard. As I was stepping through it asked me for an install path with a default of
/usr/local/Matlab. That first off did not seem right and looked even more incorrect when I looked in that directory.
bin etc games include lib man sbin share src
That being said, it's doubtful this would be the most efficient place to install a program. Where are most programs installed? I've read that it largely depends on the Linux flavor for the most part.
Any recommendations from experienced Linux users?