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[7]: Comment by sonic2000gr
by apoclypse on Sun 20th Sep 2009 16:55 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by sonic2000gr"
apoclypse
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"What you're not pointing out is that it's a huge pain in the ass to distribute proprietary software in Linux compared to Windows or OSX. You shouldn't have to make your own repository to distribute a single application, but even if you do there are still distro differences to account for.

The best way to distribute proprietary software in Linux is to create a web app. Otherwise it probably isn't worth the effort.

Linux has been in development for over a decade and yet the iphone has a better game selection. That's because asking a game developer to build in Linux is like asking a bridge engineer to build on sand.

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Wrong. Reason is that for the most part,Linux users *ARE NOT GAMERS* and have not been for years.The utter garbage that passes for "Gaming" these days isn't that interesting to us.
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Speak for yourself. I would love to be able to run Starcraft 2 without resorting to something like Wine. Just because you don't like the games out now, don't state your opinion as "ours". There are plenty of games that I would love to play on linux in native form.

Linux gaming will never change until the driver situation is resolved. There are too many issues with 3d hardware and x.org isn't helping any. People want a platform, if you want Linux gaming to improve you need to be very specific to users what they need. Most Linux users don't want this, they want to drop linux on a toaster and expect it to run Quake 3.

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