Ok, I have a few questions about Ubuntu. My last linux experience was several years ago with mandrake on a desktop. Now I am running ubuntu on my laptop. How do I install the TGZ packages I have downloaded? I can get them extracted, but I am lost after that. Also what is a good media player? I am having sound issues with movies. What wine do I need to download? Source forge has several versions. Any useful apps or stuff to help with my new linux experience?