How to install tarbal.gz files?
I'm a complete noob to Linux, but am glad to say that I have wiped Windows and have loved the Mandriva experience this far.
How does one go about installing tarball.gz files? I figure one day I'm going to need to learn how to do this stuff, but don't understand the basic concepts.
Can anyone guide me here? I understand that for each package you download it's essential to read the install read me, but I don't understand where I'm supposed to begin running the commands to extract the package and so forth.