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Voodoo Envy 133 unboxing and impressions

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| Tap the power button and instead of getting Windows startup screen, up pops
| the Voodoo IOS. It only takes 5 seconds to boot and you're in a Linux
| environment with Firefox, Pidgin, Skype and some crappy photo and music apps.
| It took no time at all to get onto our local WiFi (in fact, it took a bit
| longer for the WiFi control panel to pop up in Windows on first boot) and we
| were browsing right away.



ASUS add WiFi-N, quick-boot Linux to P5E3 motherboard

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| hat last part is perhaps the most interesting; ASUS are calling it Express
| Gate, but it’s basically a fast-boot alternative that, in just five seconds,
| bypasses Windows and gives you a web-browser running in a custom Linux OS.


How PowerTOP, LatencyTOP, and Five-Second Boot Improve Desktop Linux

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| O'Reilly News recently interviewed Arjan van de Ven about his efforts to
| improve Linux performance and reduce power consumption. Arjan works for Intel
| in the Open Source Technology Center. This interview is approximately 30
| minutes.
| One of the projects you're probably most known for in the past couple of
| years is the PowerTOP utility, which I found very fascinating. Looking at
| some of the gains you've made over the past 18 months, it seems like
| Linux-based devices are saving a lot more power than they used to. What do
| you consider the big successes in the past year and a half?


MontaVista Linux drives Dell's quick-boot feature

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| CEO Rusty Harris revealed MontaVista's role developing the quick-booting,
| ARM-based processor subsystem expected to ship this year in select Dell
| laptop models. The "Latitude ON" feature aims to give enterprise laptop users
| instant boot-up and access to select applications, with multi-day battery
| lifetimes.
| The Latitude ON feature is expected to arrive "in the coming months" on the
| Latitude E4200 (pictured above) and E4300, the two lightest-weight models of
| the five re-engineered Dell Latitudes announced by the company in August.
| Latitude ON uses "a dedicated low-voltage sub-processor and OS that can
| enable multi-day battery life" for the Windows Vista notebooks, Dell said.
| Dell also said the technology will provide access to the web, email,
| attachments, calendar, and contacts "in seconds."


Inside Dell's 'BlackTop' laptop Linux OS

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| Dell’s new laptops sideline Windows with a fast-boot Linux OS and ARM
| processor to check email, browse the Web and even sync with Exchange.


The Next Linux You Use Could Be Virtual

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| Major players in the laptop computer market go virtual with Linux. HP,
| Lenovo, and now Dell offer laptops that have a Linux Mode.


Sun xVM VirtualBox is now available

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| Sun Microsystems Inc., has announced new multi-year original equipment
| manufacturer (OEM) agreements with Avanquest Software, Q-layer and Zenith
| InfoTech Ltd. to expand the global reach of Sun xVM VirtualBox.


Dell introduces ten new laptops

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| On is a flash-based barebones Linux install that gets you up and running, on
| the Net, and with much of what you need to run the computer in instantly.
| Dell went to great pains to avoid saying the L-word though, it might anger
| the very touchy gods atop mount Redmond.


Are “instant on” notebooks the future?

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| If I think about my normal notebook usage patterns, I’m pretty sure I could
| spend a good 80 - 90% of my time in the instant on environment and only boot
| into Windows when I needed to do something specifically Windows-centric. In
| fact, given a properly set up Linux distro as the main OS (which should be a
| snap to set up since these systems would/should already be Linux-compatible
| because they are running the Linux-based instant on OS ) which would allow me
| to handle Microsoft Office docs, and a VPN, I could do away with having
| Windows on the system altogether and simply connect to a secondary
| Windows-based PC when I wanted that functionality (when on the road I rarely,
| if ever, need to run anything heavy such as Photoshop).


Dell’s comeback machine

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| There are some surprises beneath the surface of the Latitude line as well.
| One is an optional Linux-based low-power mode called Dell Latitude On, which
| boots in two seconds. It offers more than a day’s worth of battery life for
| basic tasks like web surfing, Exchange e-mail, and viewing e-mail
| attachments, and runs on an ARM-based (ARMH) chip rather than the main Intel
| processor. (HP and Lenovo laptops offer similar Linux modes, but with fewer
| capabilities.)



Mach Boot: The live CD that supposedly boots in 10 seconds

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| Mach Boot won't replace Knoppix, and it won't replace Puppy, DSL or NimbleX
| either. But it's a tool all its own, one that could be very useful with a
| little more development time.


Tiny WiFi-enabled Linux box boots in 1.1 seconds

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| Technologic continues to reduce the boot time, price, and size of
| its embedded boards and systems targeting remote sensing and other
| power-critical applications. Its new $100 ARM9-based TS-7400 board can
| boot Linux in 1.1 seconds, and is available as part of a tiny
| WiFi-enabled system.


Flexible ARM9 SBC boots Linux in 1.69 seconds

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| Technologic Systems is offering a freely downloadable, Debian-based Linux
| OS image said to boot from an SD card in less than two seconds, on the
| company's ARM9-based SBC (single-board computer).

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