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Chapter 7. Working with Applications > Installing and Removing Applications

Installing and Removing Applications

Because of the existence of the bundled application file, you can install applications in OS X using the same technique used in prior Mac OS versions: drag an application (bundle) file onto your hard drive, then double-click it to run it. That’s it; you’re done.

But software engineers always have to make things a little more complicated. Dragging and dropping an application bundle is all well and good, but it does not provide the opportunity for the software developers to get their license agreements in front of the user, and it precludes the user from making important decisions about how to set up the application.


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