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i recently installed GoogleEarth from a binary file located on my desktop. So all the files end up in my home folder. Is there a specific location where i should ...
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    i recently installed GoogleEarth from a binary file located on my desktop. So all the files end up in my home folder.
    Is there a specific location where i should keep the binary before installing the software.
    Because when i look in var/cache/apt/archives its not got any file related to GoogleEarth.
    Whats the best practice when downloading from the net?

    I'm using Ubuntu Dapper

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    I have always liked to install programs like that (ones that aren't installed the normal ubuntu way) in /opt . However, there is no "right" place to install programs like that. Some like /usr/local/ There is really no reason why you couldn't keep it in your home folder for that mattter.
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    I installed GoogleEarth using automatix then it is installed properly with menu items and all
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