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part of a distubing trend
Authored by: pascalpp on Aug 21, '01 06:04:00AM

this is part of a disturbing trend in the Mac OS wherein Apple is requiring users to store Applications in specific places in order to achieve full functionality. In Mac OS 9, for example, Sherlock was required to be in the Apple Menu for find to work, and for updates to Sherlock to be applied. This type of requirement is even more common in Mac OS X. Users should be allowed to store their applications wherever they like, and they should be able to rename the Applications folder to whatever they like.

I hope this situation improves with future upgrades to OS X. Next they'll be requiring us to refer to our hard drive as C: . Boo! (Obviously that won't happen; I'm just drawing a parallel.)



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What about aliases?
Authored by: Gabriel Birke on Aug 22, '01 08:37:59AM

Well, maybe part of the trend can be countered using aliases - if they work. Has anyone tried to replace the original service apps with aliases?
Apart from that, the Applications folder makes it much easier for new users to find their Applications.



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part of a distubing trend
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Aug 24, '01 04:53:48PM
Users should be allowed to store their applications wherever they like, and they should be able to rename the Applications folder to whatever they like.

Why? Too many Mac users are too anal retentive! Moving and renaming stuff serves no real purpose.

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