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Phoenix Hyperspace, the Instant-On Linux: Needs More Time in the Oven

Mar 05, 2009, 21:17 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

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"It's not exactly instant-on from a cold boot, but takes about 30 seconds to come up and find a wireless network. Which is pretty good, and even better, sleep/awake worked flawlessly. I conducted marathon sleep/wakeup tests by opening and closing the lid at random intervals over a period of days, and it passed with flying colors. It always came up correctly in a couple of seconds, and sleep worked just as quickly.

"It supports both 3G and wi-fi, and I had no trouble roaming and connecting to random strange networks. You get a Firefox Web browser that has Google set for the home page, shortcuts to Amazon, Facebook, Meebo, and YouTube, and the newest release comes with HyperSpace Office (which is ThinkFree Office), a complete productivity suite. HyperSpace has its own My Documents folder, which is not the same as the Windows My Documents folder. Maybe a different name would have been wiser, because how are users going to know?"

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