dcsimg
Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.





More on LinuxToday


Computer Makers Aim to Banish Boot-Up Blues

Oct 07, 2009, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Priya Ganapati)

WEBINAR:
On-Demand

How to Help Your Business Become an AI Early Adopter


"Mindful of how frustrating the wait is, makers of PCs’ basic input/output systems (BIOS) are working on bringing instant-on computing closer to reality with promises of significantly faster boot time.

"“People want PCs to be like their toaster. Push a button and it is ready,” says Steve Jones, vice-president and chief scientist of core systems at Phoenix Technologies, one of the biggest BIOS makers.

"The BIOS is the first piece of code that a computer runs when it is powered on. Before Windows or Linux can start, the BIOS identifies, tests and gets system devices such as the video display card, the hard disk and other hardware up and running. But running the tests every time the machine powers on can be time consuming."

Complete Story

Related Stories: