Re: Mac OS X
> I prefer the Mac way of installing
> software. Everything
> except what is included in the operating
> system is
> statically linked, OK I know, you don't
> like that. But It's
> SOO easy to install!
Yes, and SOOOO big :)
> Most Mac OS X programs consist of ONE
> file -- actually
> a folder that looks like a file.
> Downloaded software is
> always in the form of an auto-mounting
> image with that
> one program "file" in it.
Most of the time, yes. Always, no.
> Installing MS Office is just a
> matter of copying a folder to your
> desired destination.
I don't think it's easy. In my Gentoo Linux I only need to type "emerge openoffice" to have OO installed. In OSX (theoretically) I need to know a location where I should put the application.
> Sorry if this may not seem a *nix
> philosophy. But
> remember that even tough OS X is less
> *nix-ish than
> others, it is the most widely adopted
> *nix vendor. And
> that of course because of it's user
Yes, especially uninstalling is very user-friendly :). You can't get a list of installed packages and you can't uninstall them (you have to delete package files manually).