I was skeptical about the manner in which my bitcoin client 'installed' on my linux system because there was no installation process, merely a launch icon inside the downloaded bitcoin folder. It brought up the client and I subsequently used the newly generated address to make my first bitcoin transfer from my trade hill account.
Over 24 hours have passed since that transfer of just a few bitcoints from trade hill to my address, yet no bitcoins or record of the transfer are displayed in my client. This brought me back to my initial skepticism that I may have done something wrong during installation.
On my trade hill account it states that the withdrawl via bitcoin transfer to my bitcoin address is complete. I keep a fairly secure system so I'm not sure about the possibility of theft, especially over such a small amount. Should I wait before concluding that my system has been compromised or have I done something wrong with my client? thanks!