New user - couple of questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Axegrinder, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Axegrinder macrumors regular

    Axegrinder

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    I've just took delivery this morning of my 20" iMac and I'm extermely pleased with it too having at last finished downloading all the updates.

    I've just installed the TvMini that I bought with it and downloaded the latest update for that too. However its left 2 icons on the desktop and with me being completely new to Macs and OS X I'm not sure what to do. One says "EyeTV 2.2.1 Update" and looks like an external drive (doing getInfo on it, Kind = Volume) whilst the other one says "eyetv221update.dmg" which getInfo says is a disk image.

    Now that I have the updates installed can I delete these from the desktop?

    Should I burn them to disc in case I have to reinstall in the future and if so do I need both of them?

    Thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Welcome to Macs. :)

    You can back them up if you like but I never bother. Otherwise, you can drag them both to the Trash and empty it. FWIW, they're actually the same file but the white one is a mounted version of the grey one.

    Most OSX apps are installed this way. You download a DMG, mount it, drag the app icon from the mounted drive into your Applications folder, and drag the two files on your Desktop into the Trash. :)
     
  3. Axegrinder thread starter macrumors regular

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