I think my mind is officially boggled. RPi and Raspbian are so much more than I imagined! The entire installation process of Maxima was amazing to behold. Couldn't believe it was happening on a $35 board with an SD card as the drive!
I did encounter one problem, though. When the whole installation was through and LXTerminal was back to the $ prompt, I closed the terminal window and went in search of a Maxima icon. Didn't find one. So I figured I ought to reboot. Still no Maxima icon.
Years and years of Windows have not prepared me for Linux. What would be the next step in bringing up Maxima?