Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Oct 2009 22:27 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Hardware, Embedded Systems We already introduced Dell's new laptop wonder, the Z600, to you earlier this week. What makes this laptop special is that it contains a small ARM motherboard which runs a special version of openSUSE Linux, allowing for instant access to basic functionality like checking email, browsing the web, and playing multimedia files. What's news, at least for OSNews, is that research from Dell has shown that people spent 70% of their time in the Linux environment.
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Computers start up too damn slow
by mrAmiga500 on Sat 3rd Oct 2009 16:40 UTC
mrAmiga500
Member since:
2009-03-20

I can completely boot my Amiga, connect to the internet and get my mail while the PC is still on the BIOS splash screen!

I can't believe "instant on" isn't standard on every computer by this time.

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nicolas.det Member since:
2009-10-03

I can completely boot my Amiga, connect to the internet and get my mail while the PC is still on the BIOS splash screen!

I can't believe "instant on" isn't standard on every computer by this time.


Because people are, our days, used to very bad Software. AmigaOS and other "dead" operating system feature stuff such like lightweight, real multi-tasking, multimedia capabilities, simplicity that current leading OS (Linux, Windows, MacOS X) does not even come close to.

It is slower and harder for my father to use its spreadsheet application at it was for 15 years on Amiga...

Regards,

Edited 2009-10-03 17:42 UTC

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Ed W. Cogburn Member since:
2009-07-24



"I can completely boot my Amiga ... I can't believe "instant on" isn't standard on every computer by this time.


Because people are, our days, used to very bad Software.
"

No, the problem for PCs is the legacy BIOS, a problem that non-PC's, like an Amiga, don't have.

If you completely remove the BIOS from the picture, then an OS like Linux could boot to a CLI in under 5 seconds, which the LinuxBios/CoreBios project has been able to accomplish (but only on a limited number of platforms/mobos).

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clei Member since:
2008-10-04

"I can completely boot my Amiga, connect to the internet and get my mail while the PC is still on the BIOS splash screen!

I can't believe "instant on" isn't standard on every computer by this time.


Because people are, our days, used to very bad Software. AmigaOS and other "dead" operating system feature stuff such like lightweight, real multi-tasking, multimedia capabilities, simplicity that current leading OS (Linux, Windows, MacOS X) does not even come close to.

It is slower and harder for my father to use its spreadsheet application at it was for 15 years on Amiga...

Regards,
"

Easy to tell you never owned an Amiga. The Amiga had some of the crappiest software around, mainly because the Amiga userbase were mainly composed of the same bunch of losers who are making up "linux is too hard for my stupid Grandparents/Pet Rock/Teletubbie to use", and pushing "Software-Ease-Of-Use stupidity

I still curse the Amiga GUI version of PKZip to this day, and the sad thing is after all these years this is exactly the kind of crap the "Usability" crowd considers to be usable software,never mind the fact it was unusable garbage,that was really pretty to look at.

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