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Asus adds “instant on” to its latest netbooks

One of the most impressive features of ultrabooks such as the Asus Zenbook UX31 is their ability to resume from sleep nearly instantly. Now it looks like Asus is bringing a similar feature to its Intel Atom-powered netbooks. One of the new apps available for the upcoming Eee PC 1025C and 1025CE netbooks is “Instant On,” which […]

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DeviceVM launches Splashtop 2.0 quick boot environment

The folks behind the quick booting Splashtop environment are introducing a major update this week. Splashtop is basically a light weight Linux environment that loads in about 10 seconds on a machine with an Intel Atom processor, allowing you to load a web browser, make a call with Skype, chat on IM, or perform other […]

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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 […]

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LG launches LG-X120 netbook with 3G wireless

LG unveiled its next generation mini-laptop at Mobile World Congress yesterday. The LG-X120 follows on the heels of the company’s LG-X110 mini-laptop. The new model features an integrated HSPA modem, a 160GB hard drive, and Smart-On technology, which is basically LG’s “instant-on” interface that allows you to access some programs just a few seconds after […]

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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 […]