I think its time to see OS booting up in no time like TV do. It is not possible yet and might become possible in future. Instead of waiting for such technology to launch, I give you Splashtop, which can get you online or watching movie in less than 20 seconds or even 5 seconds in some case. Device VM, a startup based in Silicon Valley, has a product that circumvents the everlasting boot-up. The company has recently released a tiny piece of software that, when integrated with common computer hardware, gives users the option to boot either Windows or a faster, less-complex operating system called Splashtop.
It can get you online or watching movie in less than 20 seconds or even 5 seconds in some cases. When you power up your computer, you are greeted with a cool interface where you have the option of booting into your regular OS or enter BIOS setup or power off the computer. It stores few programs like Browser, IM client, Media Player etc on a flash memory chip drive on the motherboard which even works if hard disk fails.
Interested? Well you will also need Splashtop supported hardware to get its functionality. Splashtop is bundled with motherboards, desktops and notebooks by their manufacturers. To watch a documentary or to check supported motherboard, head over to Splashtop’s homepage.
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