Samsung notebooks to feature HyperSpace quick boot environment

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 […]

Intel to bundle Phoenix HyperSpace software with Atom desktop boards

I’m still not sold on “instant on” operating environments like DeviceVM’s Splashtop and Phoenix HyperSpace. First of all, on low power machines like netbooks, it can easily take 15 seconds or longer to load the software. If you could have held on another 30 seconds you could have booted Windows XP. But more importantly, when […]

Phoenix and Intel team up on Moblin/Hyperspace quick-boot OS for netbooks

Phoenix Technologies’ HyperSpace software is a quick-booting software environment that can coexist on a PC with Windows or other full featured operating systems. In other words, you have a choice when you hit the power button of waiting 45 seconds or longer to boot into a full desktop operating system, or you can launch HyperSpace […]

RealPlayer coming to Ubuntu Netbook Remix, instant-on netbook distros

RealNetworks is announcing a deal that could bring the company’s RealPlayer software to a number of Linux powered netbooks. The company is partnering with Ubuntu to bundle a Linux version of RealPlayer mobile with Ubuntu Netbook Remix. RealNetworks is also working with three companies that offer an “instant on” environment for netbooks that lets you […]

HyperSpace “instant on” software now works with ARM processors

Phoenix Technologies says the company’s quick start HyperSpace software now works with ARM processors. That means that you’ll be able to load HyperSpace on low cost computers like the upcoming Pegatron netbook which could sell for as little as $199. HyperSpace is a low power Linux-based environment which boots in about 10 to 20 seconds […]

HyperSpace quick start software coming to the Eee PC

Phoenix Technologies has signed a deal with Asus to include HyperSpace “instant on” software on new Asus laptops. A Phoenix spokesperson tells me that includes at least some Eee PC netbook models. HyperSpace is basically a stripped down operating system that boots faster than Windows or a full Linux distro, letting you access some apps […]