Originally Posted by NasserAE
When I bought my first Mac I spent the first 30 minutes trying to figure out how to install programs and wondering why I am not getting the installer window
Yeah, first time I downloaded a program, double-clicked the download file, and instantly saw the app icon. I thought "That was
fast!" I double-clicked the icon, ran the program and played for a moment, put it on my dock, then cleaned up and deleted the downloaded "installer". Hey, where did my app go?
(For the new guy, most program downloads come as a disk image, that you can run directly from, as I had done. Then I deleted the disk image. You "install" it by dragging the app icon into your Applications folder. The icon represents the entire file structure for the app, that gets quickly copied with it, no scattered DLLs! Later, you can uninstall by dragging it from the Applications to the Trash.)
Quick, easy, and intuitive; it "feels" a lot more like actually installing or removing something than running a massive program and hope it doesn't crash like on Windows. I installed Office 2007 on my work PC yesterday, took over an hour with the CPU pegged for much of it!
Maybe I'll have to get my wife her own Mac for Christmas...