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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by apoclypse on Fri 18th Sep 2009 23:14 UTC
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This is a rather silly article. There is absolutely nothing wrong with how OSX installs software on the MAc. I don't want the installer to ask me if I want to make Firefox default. You can leave that crap on Windows, I know how to make it default. However Firefox is so slow compared to Safari I just I just moved to Safari full time anyway.

Either way don't fix what isn't broken. When you first download the package from the internet (assuming you are using safari), the dmg mounts automatically mounts unless otherwise specified and if a user is too stupid to read "drag here", then they don;t deserve a computer in the first place. Basically your article reads like you want the installer to work like it does on windows. OSX is not windows, its install process is much simpler and easier to manage.

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