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News Intel team gives Eee 5-second boot

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. airchie

    airchie New Member

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    This is totally going on my eee ASAP.
    Would using this in conjunction with one of the bigger and faster SSD add-in cards for the eee make it even faster?
     
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  3. Mo_

    Mo_ Did this world come by chance?

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    they should add it to the new touchscreen version (could not resist) - [​IMG] its @ play.com for £399.99 Free Delivery
     
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  4. airchie

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    They maybe would have if it wasn't running XP... :D
    If they did a reduced-cost linux one then it would be cool!
    You could mount them on your walls at home and pretent you were on the Enterprise... :D
     
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    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    that's amazing. can this be applied to any eee?
     
  6. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    Why do so many articles mention 'whipping the netbook out of your pocket?" Am I the only person who doesn't wear clown pants?
     
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    Bags have pockets? :p
     
  8. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    :hehe: Good stuff.
     
  9. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I just got 2 900 eeePCs yesterday. Still reading up on all it can do. Langer's mods a great start. Now this OS should go on one of them.
     
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    Don't have a problem with the boot time myself. With the battery on the eee901, I can leave my eee on sleep overnight with no more than a 10-15 min drop in battery life. Waking up from sleep takes about a second. With the stability of linux, I don't often reboot more than a fortnight, so trying to save 40 seconds from that seems like a bit of a false economy.
     
  11. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Sounds very promising, though given that resuming from standby is still faster and doesn't cause the inconvenience of having to close out everything, I'm not sure it's really that big of an issue. Sure, you get the extra battery life, but that's not usually enough of a gain that I'm honestly concerned.

    Not that I own an eee so it doesn't matter, but I'm tempted. Mostly out of feeling the need for a new gadget or something, but even just as a web browsing system I think I'd be tremendously bothered by not having my random assortment of OS X apps that I use continually (hoping for an Apple netbook tomorrow, but certainly not holding my breath).

    Still, I approve of any tech that speeds boot times.
     
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    "the pair started with the that attitude that "

    Try reading that out loud
     
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    Sounds fine to me.

    With all the quick boot options on which skips POST and such, my EEE1000H with WinXP boots up mighty quickly, about 20secs or so fully usable.
     
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    Any chance Intel is going to release their modified distro for those of us who want to boot in 5 seconds but don't feel comfortable modifying the kernel?
     
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    Now Microsoft just needs to listen to those guys. And make Windows 7 boot the same way.
     
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    What are the "Langer's mods" for the EEE?
     
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    Thx...looked into some eee-sites, but didn't search Bit for "Langer" ;-)
     
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