I just found a very nice and interesting gallery of disk images. I decided against using disk images early on when I found that, more often than not, some local setting of the user’s Finder would make the icons move around, usually confusing less experienced users.

But these look so nice, I may change my mind now; I wonder if it might be worth it to file a bug suggesting that icons on locked disk images should snap back into their positions.

Many thanks to Jim Matthews of Fetch Softworks for remembering that I had the original idea of putting a symbolic link to /Applications on the disk image. I now see that most people are simply putting in a Finder alias instead of a symlink… I’m not so sure this is a good idea. It works quite well in Tiger, but it will store your boot disk name at the very least, and perhaps even break if the user has a secondary volume which has that same name.