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BIOS Boots to Linux in One Second

Mar 11, 2008, 18:45 (1 Talkback[s])

"Firmware company General Software announced that it is selling customized, quick-booting versions of its Linux-compatible BIOS firmware to the medical device industry. The company says its 'Embedded BIOS with StrongFrame Technology' can boot to lilo (Linux loader) in less than a second.

"Fast boot times are key in the medical device market, where products compete on 'time to waveform' (TTW), General Software said. Yet, most BIOSes available for x86 chipsets were built for the desktop market, and thus have not been optimized in this area, according to Steve Jones, General Software CTO..."

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