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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Sleep/Hibernate
by Bink on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 03:21 UTC
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2006-02-19

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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RE: Sleep/Hibernate
by lqsh on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 03:26 in reply to "Sleep/Hibernate"
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2007-01-01

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.


I agree. When my PC laptop or MacBook boot up, I refill my coffee. What's the big deal?

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RE[2]: Sleep/Hibernate
by Quake on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 03:58 in reply to "RE: Sleep/Hibernate"
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2005-10-14

"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.


I agree. When my PC laptop or MacBook boot up, I refill my coffee. What's the big deal?
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Or they can just suspend the system with their browser already opened and voila.

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RE[2]: Sleep/Hibernate
by Dolphin on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 04:57 in reply to "RE: Sleep/Hibernate"
Dolphin Member since:
2006-05-01

PC, yes. But Macbook, no.

I purchased my Macbook in December, and haven't turned it off once since. Just close the lid, it conusmes little power, snap it open and work immediately.

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RE: Sleep/Hibernate
by darknexus on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 05:33 in reply to "Sleep/Hibernate"
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2008-07-15

Agreed, 100%. The only time I ever end up restarting my computers anymore is to apply a system update that requires it, or if the system actually locks up (quite rare these days), especially with Ubuntu and OS X.
Perhaps all OEMs should simply configure the power button to sleep or hibernate by default? How much you want to bet the end users would think that was a brand new technology if they did, instead of something simple that has been there for years?

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RE: Sleep/Hibernate
by Wondercool on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 07:49 in reply to "Sleep/Hibernate"
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2005-07-08

Putting your computer in sleep mode consumes far more energy than switching it off as it has to keep memory state.

I never understood what the problem is with getting a coffee when you boot. It does not make sense to always leave your computer on to save 15 seconds.

Money savings are considerable for a medium to large office over a year...

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RE: Sleep/Hibernate
by ciplogic on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 10:01 in reply to "Sleep/Hibernate"
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2006-12-22

Hibernate stands in RAM. I have 8 G of RAM on my workstation, and dumping it using a WD Raptor which kinda sustain 100M/s means that the hibernate can take at least 80 seconds.

But Vista boots in 40 seconds. On the same machine Ubuntu 9.04 RC boots in around 20 seconds.

Using a Samsung NC10 and because of Ubuntu 9.04 have rewrite so much the Intel Video drivers to not make Compiz to work I had put a Fedora 10 install. Boot time with full GNOME + Mono Desktop (mono startup adds to start time). Is 1 minute and 10 seconds! To hibernate 1 G of RAM it take around 30 seconds. Windows XP with regular programs it goes to around 1 minute and 30 seconds. But it has a lot of programs that make any boot up sluggish.

It is such a big deal? How much can you do in 1-2 mintutes? If I want a really instant book (without dual boot) I can use standby/suspend to RAM.

The matter of fact is that it took to me more to connect to internet than to boot. At least from the moment my Wifi card gets the DHCP till can use the net it pass more than 30 seconds. What will mean 1 second boot? (considering is not standby...) It will mean 31 seconds to go to net...

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RE: Sleep/Hibernate
by poohgee on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 16:19 in reply to "Sleep/Hibernate"
poohgee Member since:
2005-08-13

Completly agree .

On Linux I currently can't enjoy working "resume from disk" .On a modern multicore PC with GBs of RAM and Windows installed ,it should surely work by now .

The functionality has certainly been there for long enough .

To me it seems as if users still simply aren't used to the idea of suspending .

Well ,maybe Windows 7 will improve the situation ;)

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