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[MacR] OS X Lion can run in "Browser-only" mode

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On Mac OS X Lion's user lock screen, you are given the option to "Restart to Safari" rather than logging in. This allows you to boot the computer into just the web browser and nothing else.

This browser-only mode is reminiscent of Google's lightweight Chrome OS which is designed to offer the user a web-only based operating system.
Private mode in private mode is now possible
Edited by zrlan7710 - 6/13/11 at 3:55am
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Interesting...
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I'd prefer it if I could have a "Restart to Chrome" mode...
    
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I'd prefer it if I could have a "Restart to Chrome" mode...
Yea same here. Safari is useless as far as I'm concerned.

BTW: You do realize that MacOSX is MacOSX. Not iOS right?
    
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This is pretty cool, although, only useful if you've screwed the OS up so much you can't boot into it anymore.

I must say one of my favourite features would be that you can use Safari in the Lion installer (before you start installing). It's practically like having the OS at your disposal before it's installed.
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Yea same here. Safari is useless as far as I'm concerned.

BTW: You do realize that MacOSX is MacOSX. Not iOS right?
Safari in Lion has been improved significantly from what I can tell, and I'm thinking it'll rival Chrome speed-wise; I think it now has a separate process for each web page, and for the UI (like Chrome?). But, we'll see... I'm looking forward to the benchmarks.
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Safari in Lion has been improved significantly from what I can tell, and I'm thinking it'll rival Chrome speed-wise; I think it now has a separate process for each web page, and for the UI (like Chrome?). But, we'll see... I'm looking forward to the benchmarks.
Proof?

There has been no proper benchmarks for it (on Mac) yet. All I see is they've been using outdated Chrome.
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Chrome runs on apples WebKit frameworks. Chrome IS safari.
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You can't really say that Safari is a slow browser. It takes a few seconds longer to startup compared to Chrome when using it in Windows, but as a whole its pretty quick.

Not to mention that Safari runs great on a Mac (where it belongs).
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Proof?

There has been no proper benchmarks for it (on Mac) yet. All I see is they've been using outdated Chrome.
None yet, otherwise I'd have provided it. But Safari already seems to do all right against it, and with the improvements in Lion I would imagine it'd be even closer to matching it.

Safari runs not so great on Windows, but Safari 5.1 (I think it's 5.1) should improve that a lot.
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