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Apple was able to sneak an interesting little feature into the latest build of the OS X Lion beta: Restart to Safari. The option boots the computer into just the...
06-12-2011, 09:44 AM #1
OS X Lion To Support Chrome-Like Browser Only Mode
Apple was able to sneak an interesting little feature into the latest build of the OS X Lion beta: Restart to Safari.
The option boots the computer into just the web browser. The user has no ability to access any other applications of features of the computer or operating system. While the restart to browser mode does resemble Google's ultra-lightweight Chrome OS operating system, the motivation for this mode appears to be far different.
Safari on its own is not designed to be an easily modified web browser based operating system. MacRumors proposes that new mode could be used to cripple Lion so that it can be used as a "secure and anonymous web kiosk."
Another possibility is this allows guests to boot the computer and browse the web allowing the newly outed Lion "Find My Mac" to locate stolen devices based on IP addresses without sacrificing the users private information.
Whatever Apple's intentions, the feature is still an interesting one.
Last edited by Orby; 06-12-2011 at 04:10 PM.
06-12-2011, 10:34 AM #2
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06-12-2011, 02:20 PM #5
I'd like to see the potential in this idea tho.
06-12-2011, 05:46 PM #6
Maybe we'll see this in the Apple Stores, along with the iPads, to display product information?
Would spoil us jailbreaking the in-store iPads if Jailbreakme does indeed return!!
06-12-2011, 09:09 PM #7
Looks like Apple has to copy Google for their full OS too. Go figure.
06-13-2011, 09:19 AM #8
oh lordy would y'all stop with this copying nonsense. What the hell do you think happens anytime someone comes up with a new idea? If it's a good one, guess what? Lots of other people/companies start doing it! That's simply what happens with innovation, period, in all industries in all areas of the world.
06-13-2011, 12:05 PM #9
truly is exciting lol