Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jun 2008 22:47 UTC, submitted by Flatland_Spider
Windows We're really on the subject of software installation issues on OSNews lately, and this story, making its rounds on the internet, fits in quite well. Back in the day, during the antitrust lawsuits against Microsoft, Microsoft had to make a whole slew of corporate email public. In light of Gates' imminent withdrawal from Microsoft, SeattlePI dug up a little gem among these emails, one in which Bill Gates goes on a full-blown rant about the difficulties he had trying to download and install Windows MovieMaker, back in 2003.
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RE[2]: well - ease of use
by jabbotts on Thu 26th Jun 2008 12:19 UTC in reply to "RE: well"
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(second reply but it doesn't relate to the smartss first reply)

That was my biggest problem when I first started mucking with osX; it was too easy. I was sure I'd missed something. I had to install VLC so I downloaded it and a compressed file apeared on the desktop. I double clicked and there was a text file and an icon. I moved the icon to the list of programs then though; "ok, now what do I do to finalize this sucker so I can use it.. crap.. that's it? That can't be it.. where are the files, where are the save data folders?"

Everything became clear when I found my way to the terminal, saw that Unix cli stairing back at me and discovered the rest of the program files within the subdirectories manipulated as a single object through the icon representation.

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