I am new to linux, used to use windows. I am trying to convert to linux and I really love it. I am trying Ubuntu 14.10.
I have a question about how to find the installed applications easily in Linux. You know in windows, after I installed an application, I can always find it in the "all application" list. Even no, I can always try to search for its folder from the bottom.
However, I am trying two DE, Unity and Gnome 3.12, and it seems that it's more difficult to do this. For example, I've just installed Anaconda3. After installation, it does not show up in the launcher nor the "all application list". I tried to search "Anaconda" or "Spyder" but hits nothing. It looks like it's also impossible to open the file manager to show all folders in the partition on which ubuntu is installed. I can open a terminal and "cd /" and then search it? But that's text interface.
So my questions are: Are there any way to find an installed application easily. Is there something like the file manager in windows that can show all the folders in the linux partition or in the whole harddisk?