How do I open the download?

I’ve downloaded and extracted Audacity 2.06 and my laptop is running on Linux Mint 17. However, there’s no clear icon to actually open the program. There are folders labeled autotools dox2-src, help, images, lib-src, locale etc. But there isn’t any clear way to just open the program and get started.

We do not supply Audacity as a ready to run package for Linux.
Install Audacity using your package manager (“Applications > Software Manager” or “Applications > Synaptic”).