"Presto is free while in beta, but moves to a $20 paid version
on April 13. In the meantime, head to the Presto download site,
grab the file (or wait until you have time and bandwidth for
483MB), and install it like any other Windows application.
"Presto is a streamlined, stripped-down version of the Xandros
distribution of Linux. Hardware manufacturers are doing something
similar with embedded Linux chips, like Splashtop, but Presto runs
on pretty much any Intel-based system. It was built for boot-up
speed, and intends to give laptop users an alternative system to
jump into when they really just want to check a site, check their
email, or maybe tweak an Office-type file or two without having to
wait for everything on their Windows PC to load, and load, and load
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