The Do's and Don'ts of Shareware, Part 2
Subject:   I hate installers
Date:   2002-10-21 23:28:40
From:   anonymous2
Response to: I hate installers

I'm confused: I can't remember a Mac OS installer ever asking me anything more complex than what folder to put the application, except for Internet software (or OSes) that wanted to pre-configure things like e-mail addresses.

Windows is another world...

Also, have you tried installing an update that was little more than a resource change, without an installer? The average user doesn't know, or WANT to know, what a resource is, nor does he know how to open a package (in OS X) or use ResEdit.

Windows is a Nightmare world, in that regard... what with the infernal registry, and programmers thinking their code belongs in the Windows/System directory; THOSE are people that give me urges to commit mayhem!

micsteel at

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  1. I hate installers
    2002-10-22 10:43:44  anonymous2 [View]

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