I had a search of the forums and the 7.10 documentation (couldn't seem to find 8.04 docs yet, can't expect everything) and I've not been able to solve my query.
I'm a long time Windows user and obviously programs install to program files by default and I know how to customise this. What I don't know is how to do this in Ubuntu. Where do programs install to? Also, can you customise where they go to (without mass editing of config files, if it is config files then I'll learn later on)?
Thanks in advance,