|The Ideal Installer|
The disadvantage is you get all manner of duplicate JVMs. The advantage is the app sticks with the JVM that brung it.
Avoid the Optimum Installer. It goes out of its way to trick and irritate your customers. I go so far as to call it malware.
Companies such as Logitech use smart installers. These are particularly good for device drivers, or where there are many variants on the download, e.g. for different languages, different models, OS (Operating System)es, versions, or when the download is huge. You download a tiny universal installer that sniffs about to find out the details it needs about what OS you have, what hardware you have, what drivers you have, then selects just the modules you need and installs them. If you re-run the installer, it will get the latest versions, unlike a traditional installer that would just reinstall the versions embedded it itself. The disadvantage is a smart installer requires Internet access which may not be present, possibly for security reasons.
available on the web at:
optional Replicator mirror
Please email your feedback for publication, letters to the editor, errors, omissions, typos, formatting errors, ambiguities, unclear wording, broken/redirected link reports, suggestions to improve this page or comments to Roedy Green : . If you want your message, your name or email kept confidential, not considered for public posting, please explicitly specify that. Unless you state otherwise, I will treat your message as a letter to the editor that I may or may not publish in the feedback section. After that, it will be too late to retract it. If you disagree with something I said, especially when sending an ad-hominem attack, a rant composed mainly of obscenities or a death threat, please quote the offending passage and cite the web page where you found it, tell me why you think it is wrong, and, if possible, provide some supporting evidence. I can’t very well fix erroneous or ambiguous text if I can’t find it.
Your face IP:[22.214.171.124]
|Feedback||You are visitor number 42,754.|