Help me understand the installation processes (i.e. music production software)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 11miles, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. 11miles macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Slovenia (for now)

    don't you just hate it that everything works so smoothly on mac?
    I switched from PC about a year ago and up until then got very frustrated every time i had to install an audio software or a dedicated plugin or so...

    I new by heart the default locations of basic and default install, cause i had to, cause only rarely it was plug and play...

    now on mac, i dont have any excuses not to get up and start working...
    Everything just flies, works... very few problems so far...

    The biggest issue i have is that i started to lose connection with the OS internals...

    Every now and then i have to look up or change the path of the install....

    i am lost...

    I want to know are there any rules while installing. By default, what goes where...

    for instance...

    just the other day i had to make an alias on the install folder of a certain plugin. the alias is used cause i had to move a large sample library to an external drive...

    Instead of
    user/library/app support/home folder
    i have mistakenly work with
    HD/library/app support/home folder

    my mistake entirely, but still...

    i know every software install should vary from one maker to another, but still there has to be a logic behind it?

    is there any tutorial or basic understanding of how MAC OS x install procedure works?

    anybody cares?
  2. vandozza macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2006
  3. 11miles thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Slovenia (for now)

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