Dell: Dude! You're getting Dell Instant On OS!

November 6, 2007

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This is the next step Dell, get on the bandwagon now!

Elaboration: Dell use or create your own Instant-On-OS, much like or just like Phoenix Technology's HyperSpace or SplashTop! You can make the decision but get one of those on board now!

More Elaboration: its for any OS so no matter which fence you sit on you'll get faster boot times! How can you beat that!

End Elaboration----Instant On OS

This is not only the fastest to boot OS but will also make you green, environmentally and financially! On top of that you can also include the bloated Microsoft OS on a hard drive (soon to be phased out, the hard drive that is, before you MS fans get tweeked).

So add this to all your motherboards as an option when configuring a system to order, also leave the hooks in there so anyone who's shortsighted now can still add it later, at a cost of course.



More stuff! Make the Instant OS to allow writing to a hard drive, usb flash memory or usb/firewire attached drive! Also, with the ability to update it and customize it to the users apps. Without these two add-ons its just a waste of resources. So this idea will only apply if its allows for writing to media (all) and being able to update it.

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  • Sep 1, 2008     Comment Link

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    It's about time! I am personally looking forward to seeing how well the Latitude On software works. I've been using a roughly equivalent LFS build on my own unit for a couple of years now for media playback, etc. (my own build boots up super quickly because I've got a write protected suspend file that doesn't ever get changed [i.e. it's basically just resuming from a hibernate -- just always the same one]. This really speeds things up as it avoids most of the kernel enumeration phase.). That said, while it works, it is neither elegant nor pretty -- so I'd really like to see what Dell has come up with.
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  • Sep 1, 2008     Comment Link

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    Awesome! Didn't know Latitude On was Linux based. Explains some of the lag we've had getting Linux on some systems. Dells Linux team is quite small. Clearly they are extremely busy. Doesn't mean I'm going to be any more patient though,
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  • Aug 27, 2008     Comment Link

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    Wow, and what is this !!! http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8951221276.html?kc=rss
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  • May 15, 2008     Comment Link

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    Asus it seems have decided to ship Splashtop on ALL of it's motherboards. No wonder Microsoft cossied up to them with XP on the new Eee PC 900. Oh and this instant on thing is LINUX based. :o)
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  • Nov 27, 2007     Comment Link

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    Anyone have a list of the common BIOS on systems (not only Dell, of course). Just now, Phoenix is all I remember (yeah, I know: GOOGLE .. too lazy just now)
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  • Nov 27, 2007     Comment Link

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    jorge, aikiwolfie - whenever I use a Phoenix BIOS (my Inspiron 7000 has one) I see "PhoenixBIOS" on one of the BIOS pages and possibly on the Dell opening screen with the progress bar. I cannot see it anywhere on newer Dell systems though, so I conclude that Phoenix does not make BIOSes for Dell systems any longer. Besides, Phoenix BIOSes had a different interface compared to BIOSes for newer Dell systems.
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  • Nov 26, 2007     Comment Link

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    Interesting....
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  • Nov 26, 2007     Comment Link

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    LOL! The logo you see is only the logo they make Phoenix pop up so you don't see their logo, there's a few people who have successfully installed non-Dell Bios's to activate features blocked by Dell's version, mainly on older models, I haven't kept up with it but they're out there.
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  • Nov 26, 2007     Comment Link

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    Just because it says Dell on the screen doesn't mean Dell actually wrote it.
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  • Nov 26, 2007     Comment Link

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    jorge: Dell makes its own BIOSes these days. I have not seen a single Phoenix BIOS on a Dell since 2003.

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