Usability Views Article Details
 home | timeline | recent | popular | e-reports | userati | about this site

The cranky user: All I want is a quick, easy install (05 May 2004)
The fact is, your program has no business modifying my operating system. A system's OS should be modified with great care, if at all. Installers have become unnecessarily complex over the years. Most are trying to solve a number of unrelated problems at once, while they're often unable to perform their primary task reliably. The solution is obvious: stop trying to reinvent the wheel. Instead, invent a standard installer that's bug free and built using the best-of-breed features that are already out there.
Article URL:

Read 173 more articles from IBM sorted by date, popularity, or title.
Next Article: Tooling Around
This site is a labour of love built by Chris McEvoy