Blender 2.5.3 Interface - Materials

I installed 2.5.3 and I cant find how to add material, or change material color to the basic cube mesh. Where is material interface now? How to Apply texture?

If anyone has link to 2.5.3 startup guide that would be awesome. All I found was 2.5.3 new advanced features, and all basic tutorials are for older versions.

Please don’t start another duplicate thread. The texture panel is to the right of the material panel.
http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=194171

first time submission form was stuck and i didn’t see it create thread, how to delete this one?