Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 01:22 UTC
Oracle and SUN Instant-On is an attractive to have for any system, but most commercial OSs haven't been able to accomplish this. Users are generally left waiting the few minutes to boot, and for some people in a hurry, that's simply not good enough. The aptly named program known as Presto is available for $19.95, and is installable on most any Windows computers. It installs a Xandros-based partition and boots up quite instantly. "Presto allows on-the-fly computing to check email, browse the web, chat with friends, make Skype calls, create documents, download media, apps and games, or enjoy music, videos, and movies stored in a user’s Windows folders." I'd say that's worth $20, and they're also offering to work with OEMs to get it on new computers on a mass scale.
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by Bink on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 03:21 UTC
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I don’t understand the obsession with this stuff. Bringing a system out of sleep takes ~2 seconds—and coming out of hibernation takes ~15 seconds. If you are still performing complete startups and shutdowns of your systems regularly you need to get your head checked.

Edited 2009-04-22 03:22 UTC

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