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Fully agree. No need for the shitty parts of UNIX to be in a new OS. Use full names. I've never used OSX/macOS but I do admire how they've gone about doing the whole UNIX thing, there seems to actually be some standard to it unlike the LSB and from what I gather to uninstall a program you just delete it's directory. Try doing that on literally any other mainstream OS!

Unfortunately not. You also have to delete from ~/Library/Caches at the least. If you want to delete the user data then you will need to delete from ~/Library/Application Support, Preferences, Containers, etc, etc...

Doesn't always work. Lots of apps end up leaving data Lyon around in Library, and some of the "big name" apps require a full installer and uninstalled, along with admin privileges (see adobe, autodesk, Microsoft)

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