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Nix on Windows
Larry Qualig - I haven't look recently, but last time I did it lacked a bash shell. (Yeah, yeah...
OSS Advocacy Help 9029
On 17 Feb 2006 15:18:30 -0800, pfhyper The first thing you have to realize is that...
Gee, despite all of your trolling I was kind enough to already have told you my definition twice. From past posts:
----- While you likely will just nit-pick and troll, here goes: I would say a package is a folder that the Finder treats differently than other folders. Instead of displaying the contents of the packaged directory, the Finder treats it as if it were a single file. Hiding the directory's contents prevents casual users from making changes that might damage the package contents. For example, rearranging or deleting resources from an application package might prevent the application from running correctly.
OSS Advocacy Help 9030
On Saturday 18 February 2006 09:09, Erik Funkenbusch stood up and spoke the following words to the mbuttes incomp.os.linux.advocacy...: See Erik, this is where you're wrong. Or at...
Even though packages are treated as opaque files by default, it is still possible for users to view and modify their contents. On the contextual menu for package directories is a Show Package Contents command. Selecting this command displays a new Finder window set to the top level of the package directory. The user can navigate the package's directory structure and make changes as if it were a regular directory hierarchy.
This, of course, is completely consistent with what I have been saying:
* I listed "Packages" as OS X advantage when compared to Ubuntu. * I was asked to explain what I meant (a reasonable request). * I responded with "Ubuntu does not have the OS X style packages where an entire program with all of its subfolders appears as one icon and can, in the vast majority of cases, be moved around the hard drive and even from one computer to another." When asked to explain it more I stated "And you still have a folder where on a Mac it is just a single file to the average user. That is a benefit, esp. for novice and non-techies." * Liam Slider stated "It just looks like a single file, it's really a folder in disguise though." to which I responded "yes". * Sandman jumped in to "correct" me and tell me such things are *not* referred to as "packages" but as "application bundles". * I showed Sandman was incorrect and they they are actually called The image makes that very, very clear. Please note I did not say that other terms might not apply, I only was stating that "package" is *a* correct term (I state this to head off inevitable trolling where is is shown that other terms can *also* be used and then declare me wrong based on such ignorance)
Even though I was and am 100% right that OS X refers to the such constructs as "packages", This will not stop you from your trolling. It is just what you do. -----
And look: it did not stop you from trolling. Nothing will.
You are "sure" of many things that have no relation to reality.
Yeah, Elizabeth's reason is beyond absurd. Good to see we agree on at least that much. Seems only Steve Carroll is stupid enough to believe Elizabeth on that one!
Nix on Windows
I accidently stumbled on this earlier today. It's a very interesting product that most people have never heard of. The reviewer isn't some paid MS mouthpiece either. - "Roberto J Dohnert is...
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