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Imagine booting up, logging on before your hair turns gray

Mar 19, 2009, 20:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jefferson Graham)

"Booting up a computer can be maddeningly slow, and "reboots" even worse, as computer users stare at their monitors and wait seemingly forever to get back to work.

"Several tech firms are aiming to solve this with "instant on" computing. Their software bypasses Microsoft Windows, the dominant operating system for PCs, at boot-up and goes straight to the Internet browser. There they run speedier and faster, akin to the experience seen on tiny netbooks such as the Asus EEE."

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