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[5]: Comment by sonic2000gr
by CrLf on Sat 19th Sep 2009 19:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by sonic2000gr"
CrLf
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Preference files don't do any harm, but any respectable uninstaller should clean up all traces of the application, not leave junk behind (in the specific case of user preferences, it can ask to delete them or keep them).

This is the main reason I really dislike trying out applications just for the sake of it (on all platforms, but especially on the Mac), I don't want to install something to try for 5 minutes and then keep garbage around forever, or having to spend a while doing "mdfind"s and "locate"s on the command line to find all of it.

And that acrobat reader reference really hits home for me... I installed it in the first week after getting a Mac, and one year later I'm still finding files it left behind...

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