U3 apps and rev
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Mon Jun 26 07:47:45 CDT 2006
Jared Smith wrote:
> For what it's worth, a U3 rep told me they have Mac and Linux on their
> 2007 roadmap.
Yes, but limitations are anticipated. A lot of the folks who've been
discussing U3 and Flash drives here for years before RunRev recently
discovered them have looked into this before and can find no
Apple-sanctioned way to auto-launch apps when a storage device is
mounted. Apple considers this a Very Good Thing for the reasons noted
in those discussions. :)
So while some of the other benefits of U3 outlined at
<http://www.u3.com/platform/benefits.aspx> are expected for all
platforms, autorun isn't likely to be among them.
And interestingly, most of those benefits don't necessarily require U3
The U3 discussion forum has some interesting threads comparing the U3
and non-U3 flash drive experience:
One FAQ that hasn't been addressed there is reinstalling the Launchpad
app if the user has decided to ditch it.
If we decide to make a "U4" launcher and directory convention, one
advantage (in addition to running on any removable media) is that it
would be easily re-installable.
For those interested in exploring the idea
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