"Phoenix took its competitor DeviceVM, which sells such systems
as the Splashtop quick-start operating system used by ASUS under
the name of Express Gate, to court over alleged patent infringement
issues. The two parties have since reached an out-of-court
settlement – without releasing any details.
"In a test by The H's associates at c't magazine in Germany, the
currently available quick-start operating systems didn't convince
the testers: On Samsung's N220 netbook, for instance, HyperSpace
required at least 28 seconds to start – considerably longer
than operating systems such as Windows 7 require to wake up from
standby. Quick-start operating systems with their intentionally
limited range of features are almost impossible to extend, and they
sometimes contain obsolete software versions which include known
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