A stupid newbie question
garywork at lineone.net
Tue Oct 9 17:36:56 UTC 2001
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ned Konz" <ned at bike-nomad.com>
> On Tuesday 09 October 2001 12:12 am, G.J.Tielemans at dinkel.utwente.nl
> > You are missing the point that for a normal user - not the
> > computer-fun-people - the best solution is to put all materials in one
> > and if they want to use it, they only would have to open that box:
> > windows-shorthand for that: "give me a .exe"
> Truly normal people (i.e. not computer geeks) don't know about exe's. They
> know about clicking on icons or menu entries.
> They may or may not know about how to install a program they downloaded
> the 'net.
> They almost certainly don't know or care how many files are in whatever it
> they installed.
> If someone is capable enough to download, find, and execute an .exe,
> capable enough to:
> * run an installation program instead
> * read a README
> If you're distributing something over the net, it's best to have it a
> file originally (better if the file is never seen, as in Squeakland), but
> it's immaterial how many files it becomes when installed.
That's very well articulated Ned. That would be ideal for projects where the
user isn't a broadbander and isn't a Squeak user.
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