Thread: OSX program install questions
January 28th, 2005, 02:20 AM #1
OSX program install questions
A friend at my local lug gave me a g3 with osx on it. I have never really used mac before so this all new to me. I hate internet explorer (no tabs) and want firefox. I downloaded it to my desktop, double clicked the stuffit thing came up and left a file on my desktop. The instructions said to drag-drop this on the hard-drive icon on my desktop. I did this except it simply moved the file around. I'm missing something here, if I open the file in an editor-- it definately looks like a binary.
(heh could always put linux on this beast....)
Anyone know what I'm doing wrong.
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January 28th, 2005, 04:26 PM #2
ok first off when you download a file in os-x it usually unzips and mounts it as a drive if it is an extension it knows. It sounds like all that has been done since it dropped the drive icon on your desktop. So now what you want to do is just double click on the drive icon (think of it as a cdrom or other disk, its basicly an iso). There should be one file inside (maybe a readme too), just drag it wherever you would like firefox to be and double click, or even run it from there (though it won't be permanent that way). I was taken aback at how easy it is to install in os-x compared to xp, no reg, no big "copying 30,000 files to weird places all over your computer" stuff.
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