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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Comment by Anon9
by Anon9 on Fri 18th Sep 2009 23:06 UTC
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You mean ... Mac apps don't normally come with installers. I thought Mac was supposed to be more usable than Windows.

I have very little experience with Macs; so this little piece of information surprised me. Mounting/copying and stuff are things very foreign to a lot of casual computer users I know.

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RE: Comment by Anon9
by rhy7s on Sat 19th Sep 2009 06:42 in reply to "Comment by Anon9"
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That is similar to my experience. I know plenty of people on both Mac OS and Windows who are still totally flummoxed by the concept of files and folders—let alone anything like copying, moving, aliases or shortcuts, etc.

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