I would love to be able to continue developing Java within NetBeans even now that I am in the process of switching to Ubuntu. I downloaded NetBeans from Ubuntu Software Center (USC), and everything seemed to go smoothly. I was requested to state my password. USC indicates that installation has occurred and gives me a "Remove" option, so NetBeans is clearly in place. But which place? Can't find it, much less launch it.
And another question that seems to go along with the rest: I know some power users like Synaptic better and I am perfectly ready to go with them on that, it's just that I can't seem to find Synaptic anywhere under Applications. I am using 11.10 with GNOME.
I would greatly appreciate any help or pointers to the right study material from the many competent Ubuntu people on the forum who have been there and seen that.