Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2007 23:14 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems There's absolutely no reason you should be waiting the three-plus minutes it takes your computer to boot up Windows, says Woody Hobbs, CEO of Phoenix Technologies. And indeed, if Hobbs has his way, you may not have to endure those waits much longer. Phoenix says its new technology, HyperSpace, will offer mobile PC users the ability to instantly fire up their most used apps - things like e-mail, web browsers and various media players - without using Windows, simply by pressing the F4 button.
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Sleep
by Bink on Tue 6th Nov 2007 00:15 UTC
Bink
Member since:
2006-02-19

Maybe someone should tell Woody how to put his laptop to sleep… Using this “new technology,” it takes me three second to “boot up.”

Edited 2007-11-06 00:16

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v RE: Sleep
by tomcat on Tue 6th Nov 2007 03:03 in reply to "Sleep"
RE: Sleep
by marafaka on Tue 6th Nov 2007 09:35 in reply to "Sleep"
marafaka Member since:
2006-01-03

Geez, you're quick. My FreeBSD on a ThinkPad takes around 5 seconds.

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RE: Sleep - one solution does not fit all users
by jabbotts on Tue 6th Nov 2007 15:19 in reply to "Sleep"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Sleep requires the machine to remain minimally powered on. Hibernate saves the "sleep" ram data to hard disk so power can be cut completely however, my experience has been that hibernate is not too be trusted on the hardware I can afford.

One solution does not fit all users and this new one may work better than current solutions for some people. Heck, I'm interested to see it's progression simply because it's not been done before. When was the BIOS extended in any major way beyond power management and supporting newer hardware?

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