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Fight long boot times with HyperSpace instant-on desktop

Jan 16, 2009, 22:02 (2 Talkback[s])

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"For some time now we have been talking about Splashtop, the Linux-based instant-on desktop that we've seen on Asus notebooks and motherboards, as well as the Lenovo IdeaPad S10e and the VooDoo Envy 133. Splashtop solves the problem of having a bloated OS (like Vista) on a computer with limited power, but it currently has to come from the factory on a notebook, netbook, or motherboard.

"Phoenix Technologies, who is well known for their BIOS products, has recently countered with HyperSpace. HyperSpace is an instant-on desktop environment that runs independently of your main operating system. It gives users access to most of what they want to do without the complications of a full OS. The environment comes in two flavors: Hybrid ($59.95/year) and Dual ($39.95/year). Using Hybrid, which is aimed at mainstream notebooks, HyperSpace and Windows run alongside one another and the user can switch from one to the other. In Dual you can run one or the other, generally starting up HyperSpace and then loading Windows as necessary."

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