Splashtop MeeGo Remix Brings Instant-On To Intel/Nokia OS

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You've heard of DeviceVM. You may not know of it, but if you follownetbooks, notebooks and/or operating systems, you've probably heard of alittle thing called "Splashtop," an instant-on OS that has made itsmade onto a great many machines now. But the world is changing--CPUs aregetting faster, operating systems are getting lighter, and it'sbecoming more and more important for instant-on OS makers to reallyprove their worth.

In order to stay one step ahead of the competition, DeviceVM has decidedto support Intel and Nokia's mishmash system, MeeGo. The Linux-basedsystem is apt to boom in the coming months and years, particularly asIntel gets Moorestown and Oak Trail platforms out and into the wild. Thenew system will be called Splashtop MeeGo Remix, which is described asan "enhanced version of the award-winning Splashtop instant-on softwareplatform already shipping on millions of devices worldwide." So,what does enhanced get you?

Well, it's based on the MeeGo v1.0 platform, and while it offers thesame core benefits as the normal Splashtop system (which means alightning fast boot), it'll also do the same now for an OS that ispromised to be even lighter than most others on the market. Will usersactually need instant-on support for devices with mobile operatingsystems? It's hard to say right now, but surely the market will speak intime.
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3vi1 replied on Sat, Jun 5 2010 7:31 PM

>> becoming more and more important for instant-on OS makers to really prove their worth.

Absolutely true. In my experience, Windows has resumed from sleep mode hela-fast even back in Vista, and I can completely boot Kubuntu 10.10 in six seconds (after BIOS to login screen time) on my current machine.

I think this is still probably of benefit to people who might need it to troubleshoot a bad driver blue-screen, or virus removal though. At least it's slightly faster and more convenient than booting a thumbdrive/LiveCD.

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?


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