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 0.9.8.1 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: Still don't get it
by dsmogor on Wed 16th Feb 2011 00:03 UTC in reply to "Still don't get it"
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

Your optimized properly handled PC may boot in 15 sec, but average, fragmented antivirus ridden windows machine rarely will. Add a cost of logging in, starting all "indispensable" services , and then firefox to that and you have a different story.

As for suspend, you usually catch yourself needing that quick access to WEB when the computer have been shut down or ran out of a battery yesterday.

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RE[2]: Still don't get it
by avgalen on Wed 16th Feb 2011 01:00 in reply to "RE: Still don't get it"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

I never shut down my pc, I hibernate it.
and my pc never runs entirely out of battery, it hibernates when it reaches 5%

I have never felt the need for a "Splashtop" OS EXCEPT for using it for recovery and for that, an unchangeable bootable rescue cd/usb-stick is even better

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RE[2]: Still don't get it
by darknexus on Wed 16th Feb 2011 05:29 in reply to "RE: Still don't get it"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

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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RE[3]: Still don't get it
by TechGeek on Wed 16th Feb 2011 14:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Still don't get it"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

[quote]With a setup like this, why bother with Splashtop? [/quote]

You also have to remember that most BIOS's are written mainly with Windows in mind. So while suspend / hibernate work on Windows, other OS's aren't that lucky. We can all thank Bill Gates for that. He didn't want other OS's to be able to take advantage of all the innovations made in the BIOS that support Windows.

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RE[2]: Still don't get it
by lucas_maximus on Wed 16th Feb 2011 13:47 in reply to "RE: Still don't get it"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I don't have a virus ridden Windows Machine, but boot up times well over 45seconds because I am running 4 Databases and Sharepoint as well as the usual gumpth starting up such as dropbox, spotify, last.fm, winamp and a few others.

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