Windows Installer Rant from a End User's Perspective
In his blog Philip Hofstetter posted a couple of rants about Windows Installer setups. He complains about limitations in the technology as well as poorly authored setups. While I don't fully agree on all his points, it's quite interesting to read because it is written from the perspective of a user who has to install the setup. I think it's important for setup authors to understand the end users' pain points.
Windows Installer - Worked around
"It's my gut-feeling that 80% of all bigger software packages in Windows can't live with MSIs default feature set and they have to work around inherent flaws in the design of that tool. Here's what I found installers doing (in increasing order of stupidity)..."