Samsung is the latest PC maker to jump on the quick start bandwagon. The company has partnered with Phoenix to load HyperSpace on all of Samsung’s upcoming mobile PCs including netbooks.

HyperSpace is basically a low profile Linux distribution that hangs out on a small hard drive partition, allowing you to choose between HyperSpace or Windows when you boot your computer. HyperSpace has the advantage of booting in a matter of seconds and allowing you quick and easy access to a handful of applications including Firefox, Skype, and multimedia software.

Personally, I’m not all that convinced that anyone needs one of these quick-boot solutions. But if you spend all of your time using Skype, Firefox, and the handful of other apps that are available in HyperSpace, maybe it’s Windows you don’t actually need.

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4 replies on “Samsung notebooks to feature HyperSpace quick boot environment”

  1. Instant on OS is useless if ram is flash memory?How many years should we wait for?

    1. Not quite clear on your question –
      The RAM is SDRAM, volatile storage.
      Program storage is Flash Memory, persistent memory.
      Computers that use a disk-based OS usually have relatively slow, serial, flash memory.
      Appliances that use an embedded OS usually have relatively fast, parallel, flash memory.

      Which is one reason your NAS, NMT, NMP, Router, etc boots faster than your Netbook.
      At least until Netbooks start using the faster types of flash memory. 😉

      1. Using mram instead ram,everything will be instant on.They are on market for military and strategic use!Then disk is also useless!Os is persistent on this kind of memory.

  2. Just give me time to add Web browser and Skype to your O!Play HD Media Player.
    If already boots in under 2.5 seconds, faster than your TV will come on. 😉

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