Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Sep 2009 18:34 UTC
Mac OS X There are several things which take quite some getting used to when switching from any platform to the Mac. There are things like the universal menubar, the dock, Expose, and many more. One of the things that often leads to confusion for new users is the installation process for applications. Mozilla developer Alexander Limi talks about the problems Mozilla runs into when it comes to Firefox' installation process on the Mac, and a possible solution. Update: A possible solution?
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RE: Comment by sonic2000gr
by polaris20 on Fri 18th Sep 2009 19:37 UTC in reply to "Comment by sonic2000gr"
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So the whole point of this is for the user being able to install applications on the Mac without even understanding the basics of his/her new operating system?
Meaning, we actually condone ignorance and set is as the standard for users? OS X is *dead* easy to learn. Spend a few moments and watch a couple of videos (if you don't wish to actually read instruction - seems most people are unable to comprehend written instructions these days, another sad situation) and you will be good to go.
For gods sake you are not asked to install stuff from FreeBSD ports, just drag a blessed icon. If you are not able or willing to learn this, don't buy a computer. Any kind of computer, that is.

I agree completely. I can't believe app installation on OS X is an issue, seeing as how it's the easiest of the major 3.

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