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 Stratoukos on Fri 18th Sep 2009 21:29 UTC
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2009-02-11

Although I think that the installation process in OS X is pretty good I definitely agree that the virtual disk concept is alien to inexperienced users. When explaining what a dmg is to a new mac user I always say something like "the dmg is like a usb stick and when you double click it it's like you're plugging it in".

As for the installer launching by itself I am strongly against it. I don't want my computer doing things I didn't specifically asked it to do.

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