What are .wixlibs and why would you use them?

One of the cool contributions Visual Studio is making to the WiX toolset is the attention of a technical writer, Martin. Improving the WiX documentation is a constant request so any help someone is willing to provide is much appreciated. Of course, when there is very little information about a particular feature then technical writers have nothing to work their word-smithing magic on. Martin pointed out one such area recently: .wixlibs.

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Correction: Google Chrome uninstalls... eventually.

In my original dissection of Google Chrome's setup I noted that the Google Updater was left running after I uninstalled. After a pretty smooth installation experience, that partial uninstall left a bad impression on me. Well, it turns out that my observation was only half correct. A comment was left on my blog and a friend of mine at Google noted that the Updater is left behind but does remove itself a number of hours after the uninstall of Chrome.

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Google Chrome... updates without asking.

Last time I took apart the Google Chrome setup experience and came away disappointed that the Google Updater got left behind. This morning the Google Updater had another surprise. Well, it isn't so much a surprise as it is a departure from the norm and I'm curious what you all think about it.

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Dissecting the Google Chrome setup.

I thought the next installation package I would evaluate from the inside out would be the Windows Live Writer Tech Preview. However, before I got around to that, lots of noise was made about Google Chrome's release so I thought I'd pile on and dig in. As usual, I found a few interesting things.

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