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 Jon Dough on Sat 19th Sep 2009 13:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by sonic2000gr"
Jon Dough
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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?


Yes, that is the point. For the overwhelming majority of people, a computer is a tool they use to help them accomplish a task. Apple has done an excellent job catering to their needs in trying to make their products something that "just works."

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