Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 02:34 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Good OS, a company well-known for it gOS linux distribution and their $199 Walmart computers has announced a new OS called "Cloud". Good OS described their new Operating System in a press release "Cloud uniquely integrates a web browser with a compressed Linux operating system kernel for immediate access to Internet, integration of browser and rich client applications, and full control of the computer from inside the browser."
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Comment by Nycran
by Nycran on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 23:12 UTC
Nycran
Member since:
2006-02-06

Actually, I believe they are talking about booting in < 10 seconds, not in 30. To this day I have never seen a clean install of windows do that. The fastest boot I've ever seen is Xandros on the eee.

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RE: Comment by Nycran
by wanderingk88 on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 11:23 in reply to "Comment by Nycran"
wanderingk88 Member since:
2008-06-26

I think (I'm merely speculating) the idea is to have some sort of flash ROM that boots into Linux in a matter of seconds, and then optionally boot into a hard-drive contained (why not SSD?) Windows XP system.

Kinda similar to what ASUS did with integrating a Linux-based OS within their motherboards' ROM.

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RE[2]: Comment by Nycran
by makc on Fri 5th Dec 2008 00:38 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nycran"
makc Member since:
2006-01-11

I think it's more like "recover from standard hibernation image in seconds" ;)

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