Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Jul 2010 17:02 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Following up on the news a couple of weeks ago that Microsoft had killed the Kin, its first Windows Phone 7 device, after only a month on the market, we found a list of ten gadgets that, despite their promise, didn't make it in the marketplace. Some of these devices, such as the Modo, laid the groundwork for blockbuster products (iPod). Some, like the Audrey, developed a cult following once their failure made them affordable on eBay. Others just flat out failed (DataPlay). Are there any short-lived gadgets that didn't make the list? What about the CueCat?
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Earl Colby pottinger
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2005-07-06

My old Dell laptop booted BeOS off a CF card in about 20+ seconds. Writes were slow with CF, and BeOS did write info out as it booted.

Haiku on the same card/laptop took about 15 seconds. I think it had better buffering.

It is important to note that CF comes in different speeds, the cheaper the card the slower the card. Most cards out there are 80x but I bought a 133x 8GB card, and only did not buy a 266x card because I could only afford the 4GB version.

Of-course not counting BIOS setup time Haiku boots in 10 seconds or less on my Intel SSD.

The base hardware matters as much as the software.

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