3450 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2009 5:24 AM by Mac Admin
Sorry, I don't use BootPicker so I'm not sure, though from what I remember, that seems to be the way it works; you have to disable auto-login. The developer deliberately avoided getting into driver-level issues so, I believe, it's basically a sort of login hook and so won't work with autologin enabled.
Perhaps refit would work with auto-login enabled.
Mac Admin wrote:
I stayed at a hotel in San Francisco and in their lobby were two iMacs for the guests to use, which I thought was definitely different but cool. The iMacs had an option on the screen for guest to choose whether they want to use Mac OS X or Windows XP. This startup option that I am referring to was not the regular hold down the option key and see the startup disks but more like a software or boot loader on the computer. Once you picked your platform of choice, the iMac would boot in that platform - literally boot and not a virtual boot in that platform. So, I knew the iMac was using Boot Camp but I did not know how or what software was used for the startup option.
My question to you is do you know of a setting in the Mac OS or a boot loader software that will allow this?
As an aside, I would wonder if these machines had key loggers or other software that "monitored" use's moves. I would never use them for anything other than simple browsing, and never anything that required entering a user name, id or password. If they are public computers, anyone with proper knowledge could install anything on them.
Thank you guys for responding to my post. I am in the process of trying them both and will make a decision as to which one I will use. There are pros and cons to both of them.
This computer that I am setting up will be strictly a work computer used only for company employees. We will not be tracking the movements of a user but thanks for your opinion on using public computers.
Thanks and have a great day!