[openbeos] Re: "OpenSoftwareValet"

  • From: "Michael Phipps" <mphipps1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 21:31:14 -0500

In my "what I would like to see OBOS become, someday", I would like to see a 
where your apps are managed for you in a reasonable way.

Think about it - why do we become control freaks (and I am on my Windows
machine at work and all of my machines here)? Because the OS isn't capable.
In a perfect OS, the only files we should ever see are data files, IMHO.
The OS should manage our apps. 

>Certainly, the developer should probably specify a *default* install
>location, but I hardly think the system needs to organize my app
>installs for me. ;P
>DarkWyrm wrote:
>> >An interesting idea, but one man's "useful and logical" is another man's
>> >"obstructive and irrational". =)  Better to leave it up to the user to
>> >say where an app is installed.
>> Some people (like my mother-in-law) don't *want* to have a choice. They find
>> it more confusing. I say give the option of choosing where/how/how much to
>> install. Control freak that I am, I almost always choose Custom Install when
>> installing a Winblows app, but just want to click until it's installed.
>> --DarkWyrm

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