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Friday, November 09, 2007
Mac: Hmmm, Whither goest DragInstall

I'm an advocate of DragInstall for Macintosh.

Once you start down the slippery slope to a code-driven installer, there's no turning back.

Today I installed an art program for the Mac, and the installer requested administrator access. Hmmm, am I missing something here? Since when does an art program need to run as root?

This continuous prompting for Administrator access significantly weakens security, paving the way for malware and viruses. When the issuing of security priviledges happens on such a frequent basis, it loses all meaning, becoming nothing more than an annoyance for users.

Drag Install. If OfficeX 2002 can do drag install, you too can do drag install.

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Mac: Adobe Plans Apps on Tap

Adobe chief predicts everybody but Adobe will continue to make compelling desktop applications. Adobe, on the other hand, will roll out Flash based solutions that provide at the minimum twelve features, at least until you press the BACK button on your browser, accidentally erasing everything you did.

Adobe is introducing limited functionality Photoshop Express as part of its move to providing software as a service. Company chief executive Bruce Chizen has recently vouched his belief that online software will become the de facto standard for software distribution within the next decade.

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