I am a long time Windows user who just installed openSUSE Leap and I am trying to get my head around how to properly install packages.
I downloaded the very latest version of Blender from Blender.org and got "blender-2.78a-linux-glibc211-x86_64.tar.bz2" in my downloads folder. I was able to extract the file with Ark and I figured out which file is the executable, but now what?
Am I supposed to manually place this extracted folder in some "program" folder somewhere and manually create an icon for it? What about uninstalling it when a newer version comes out? I am totally confused and unfortunately, all my research so far hasn't yielded me a simple and easy to understand explanation of how installing is supposed to work.