[rescue] NeWS

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Tue Feb 21 22:54:22 CST 2006

In article <20060222010543.GB2015 at widomaker.com>,
    Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>  writes:

> Also, installing software for multiple users... how can you do that as
> an unpriveledged user?

This has been possible since at least Windows 2000 and probably
earlier.  Most of it revolves around building an application that is
designed for it.  Most windows applications are poorly built in this
regard.  That is not the fault of Windows.  Its clearly the fault of
the creators and some blame could also be laid at the feet of eager
product reviewers.

> On a UNIX system, I could install to an application directory that every
> user could write to, and the installer could make sure everyone could
> access it.
> Should Windows start doing that?

You can, if you want to.  There is nothing in Windows preventing this.
Its just that most people don't design their applications that way.
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