"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."