a stupid question

evanrousso

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Whenever I download a program (like firefox) it always shows up as a disk on my desktop. How do I actually install the file onto my computer?

Sorry for the stupid question.
 

WildCowboy

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What you download is a disk image (DMG file) that expands to a mountable drive with the program inside of it. You are then supposed to drag the application to your Applications folder in order to install it. That's it!

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mrgreen4242

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evanrousso said:
Whenever I download a program (like firefox) it always shows up as a disk on my desktop. How do I actually install the file onto my computer?

Sorry for the stupid question.
There are no stupid questions, just stupid people. But I don't think you're one of them! That's a pretty common question, as the Mac drag and drop installation can be a bit ... surprising in its simplicity coming from Windows.
 

iGrant

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I had that problem when I went from Windows and I bought my G4 Cube used on eBay with OS 10.0 installed on it . . . yeah


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