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Bulk convert DMGs to 'Internet enabled' format
Authored by: mickelsn on Mar 24, '03 06:13:37PM

I agree that handling of DMG files could be handled much better at
the OS level, as others have suggested...

But what I absolutely HATE about the "Internet-enabled" images is
the control that you give up. When I "mount" a disk image by opening
it, the LAST thing I expect is a software installation that modifies my
HD contents somehow (Apps folder, System folder, whatever). I
WANT CONTROL!!

And frankly, it's a security risk. Can you imagine what's going through
a Mac OS X virus writer's mind now?? I'd be salivating over auto-
installed disk images...

If nothing else, Apple should make a user-accessible preference at the
system level to IGNORE the Internet-enabled disk image. And it
should be set to IGNORE by default, with plenty of information about
potential security risks, etc.

Neil



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