Deb Installer for Dapper.
wasabi at larvalstage.net
Sun Oct 23 19:22:21 CDT 2005
Silly. Users would be just as bad off if spyware were to edit
their .xsession. Or add a startup item to gnome-session. Or
edit .bash_profile. Or one of a billion things. Last I checked, in OS X,
installing a program was as simple as dragging it to Applications in
most cases... and this doesn't require root.
The only reason OS X doesn't have the spyware problem of Windows is
because there isn't any spyware written for it.
Same with us. Eventually, if Linux continues to gain ground, we'll have
spyware too. Not a big deal.
On Sun, 2005-10-23 at 17:45 -0600, Michael Moore wrote:
> > I concur on the point that making .debs able to "double click" install
> > would basically turn them into .exes, and introduce the spyware problem.
> > However you still need to input the password to install it. I think that
> > that little interruption in the "Click-Click-Click" process would make
> > at least some people thing about what they are about to install...
> OSX doesn't seem to have the spyware problems Windows does, but it's
> very easy to install programs. I think the *nix permissions structure
> make this work the same on Linux and OSX but different from Windows.
> On OSX, if the user isn't an admin, they can install the program to a
> folder they own, but not to the main Applications folder. If the
> default action for double clicking were to install to a users home
> directory somewhere, they at least couldn't hose the machine. Also on
> OSX, the first time you run a program, you get a warning about "first
> time, do you really want to do this" etc.
> Michael Moore
Jerry Haltom <wasabi at larvalstage.net>
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