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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Using installer is stupid
by funny_irony on Sat 19th Sep 2009 07:24 UTC
funny_irony
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2007-03-07

Back in the old days, when you need to install a new application. You just need to drag and drop the folder that contains the application program and library files to your hard disk.

To remove this application, you just need to select the folder and press the delete button on your keyboard.

That is the most user friendly way to install and uninstall an application.

Then some stupid idiots feel that an installer is required to put the files in their correct place so that the application can work properly. This cause alot of problem when the application cannot be uninstall properly and leave behind junks in the system and cause the system to be unstable.

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