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I am new to Mac and simply don't understand the concept of ejecting installed programs - its not very intuitive at all.

Why is skype appearing as a device in Finder and why can I eject Skype?

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i think what you are doing is mounting a downloaded 'install disk', which can be ejected. the program should be dragged to your application folder from the install disk and the install disk be ejected afterwards. –  bubu Jul 5 '10 at 14:02
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Man, hide your address. "its not very intuitive at all." For this, MAC fans will hunt ya' down. :P –  Shiki Jul 5 '10 at 14:08
    
It's just a bazaar concept. Why mount a disc in the first instance. –  TheLearner Jul 5 '10 at 14:11
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@Shiki Those networking guys are vicious. Don't ever double a MAC on a network. –  Chealion Jul 5 '10 at 16:17
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@Shiki: Mac fans will hunt you down for putting Mac in all caps too ;) –  Wuffers Nov 13 '10 at 20:53
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I think that you mean you've been ejecting the disk image that Skype.app came in. Installing most program in Mac OS X is as simple as mounting the disk image and then dragging the app to the Applications folder (not obligatory, but preferred), then ejecting the mounted disk image.

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