Items tagged with Instant-on

It may not sound like anything very significant, but to anyone who has ever used an enterprise machine, it is. Generally, company issued notebooks are slow to load and slow to awake from sleep. Much of that has to do with the loads of corporate security programs that have to load in the taskbar before your machine becomes useful, but hearing that "instant-on" was coming to enterprise is like music to our ears. The company has just announced new integrated solutions that will help businesses and governments create their own Instant-On Enterprise, and hopefully ease the pain that workers feel when... Read more...
With the growing popularity of inexpensive netbooks and nettop PCs, the Linux operating system (often installed on the lowest-priced budget units) is reaching a wider audience--although nowhere close to giving Windows or the Mac OS a run for their money (albeit Mac OS X is based on a Unix kernel). Some pundits even argue that the Linux OS has finally matured enough to the point where everyday computer users can use it with little trouble. This might be arguable, but the often free or inexpensive nature of the different Linux distributions, as well as the plethora of free open-source Linux applications,... Read more...
After a brief hiatus to take care of some pressing notebook matters, MSI is back on the motherboard train. If you'll recall, the company introduced its first desktop-centric Instant-On operating system back at CeBIT, and now it's getting official with the first motherboards to ship with it included. The new AM3 790FX and 790GX mainboards are both labeled as "Winki Editions," which enable desktop users to enjoy the spoils of an Instant-On OS, much like notebook users have enjoyed for months.Per usual, Winki will provide nearly instant access to a few main applications: Web page browsing, online... Read more...
The ability to have a PC turn on instantly, providing immediate access to the operating system, files, applications, and network connections has long been a pipe dream. This pie-in-the-sky concept has only recently started to see some traction with alternative, "instant-on" operating systems (OS) that come built into the firmware of some newer systems. Today, however, system management tools provider, Xandros, introduced a new instant-on OS called Presto, that can be installed on virtually any Windows XP or Vista system. Just like the popular instant-on OS solution, DeviceVM's SplashTop, Presto... Read more...
Heavy multi-taskers know the pain that only someone who has tried to encode a movie while opening a web browser, word processor and a multi-IM program can know: the most annoying wait of the average day.Sure, some technology has promised to fix this, especially hybrid and solid-state disk drives, but both of those technologies aren't quite ready for prime time just yet.  Enter the Milpitas based Phoenix Technologies and their latest idea:“Essentially, the applications become self-contained software appliances that can be embedded into new computers by system vendors. Applications can include... Read more...