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HP buys Phoenix's HyperSpace quick-start Linux

Jun 11, 2010, 17:19 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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 security holes."

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