Originally posted by neuromancerzero
I'm new to Mac OS X, the last apple compuer i owned was the first powerpc and if someone could tell me how to properly uninstall software that would be great. I just drag it to trash, but i know from all my linux work that that can't be right.
Actually in most cases it is - I've seen Windows and Linux users surprised by that. Mac applications are bundles/packages and most of the resources and things are just stored inside the application package. Right-click and do show package contents to see them. The actual executable is in Contents/MacOS. That's normally what you run in Linux.
This is why a lot of Mac apps come on a dmg file and you just drag them into place.
Of course, not every application is like that and the ones that use the installer are most likely to put stuff elsewhere. For the most part, you don't need to worry as the apps that put stuff in different places usually have an uninstaller.
If they don't, you can use an app called pacifist to see what an installer is putting where and then you can remove those files manually. I've never personally felt the need to do that though and I have always just dragged to trash or used some uninstall option.