Linked by garyd on Tue 15th Feb 2011 18:08 UTC
Linux I'm uncertain what Linux distro they were using before but today's release of version is free to use on Intel Atom based systems. It would be nice if they distributed an image that doesn't require Windows to install but their target market appears to be Windows devices that include Slashtop OS as an alternate boot option in order to get online faster.
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RE[2]: Still don't get it
by darknexus on Wed 16th Feb 2011 05:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Still don't get it"
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Your optimized properly handled PC may boot in 15 sec, but average, fragmented antivirus ridden windows machine rarely will.

You'd be surprised. I'm talking about Windows 7 Ultimate when I say that my netbook has a 15 second boot time. I haven't even done much optimization, though I did start out by wiping the disk and putting a fresh installation on it. If I can get it to do this with very little optimization, imagine what the OEMs could achieve if they wanted to. As for suspend/resume, I never shut the thing down. I suspend it and, if left that way for over two hours while on battery, it will hibernate itself (I didn't even do anything to configure that). The machine also hibernates once the battery reaches 10%. So, no dead batteries, yet a machine that's ready to use within 5 seconds of hibernate. With a setup like this, why bother with Splashtop? Imagine what we could have if the OEMs got smart... not that they'll ever do that, of course.

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