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Postby JAHGoVeg on Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:37 pm

hey does anybody know if there's anything similiar to madriva's InstatOn

http://www2.mandriva.com/instanton/#note1

I'm looking for something that will let me turn it on and check something on the internet real quick without having to go through my whole operating system. :D thnx i appreciate it
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Re: anything similiar to Madriva's InstantOn?

Postby remoulder on Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:59 pm

Think you're going to have to wait for Lucid. I believe a 10sec boot is what they are aiming for.
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Re: anything similiar to Madriva's InstantOn?

Postby JAHGoVeg on Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:41 pm

yeah i was looking for something to use as a secondary operating system... like lets say we're at krystal's my batterys dying and i gotta check an email real quick.
WhaChow!!!! it turns on so fast cuz it only has basics i open up firefox (or thunderbird) and there i am!!

maybe a netbook operating system
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Re: anything similiar to Madriva's InstantOn?

Postby Superewza on Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:38 pm

An ASRock motherboard?

http://www.asrock.com/feature/instantboot/index.asp

Or Slitaz could probably boot in under 10 seconds on a decent specced PC.
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Re: anything similiar to Madriva's InstantOn?

Postby Aging Technogeek on Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:51 pm

You could try xPud. It's a Chinese distro that weighs in at about 50 Megabytes installed and boots in under 10 seconds on most modern machines.

The OS is basically a vehicle for Firefox and a movie player (I think Totem) with nothing else installed by default.

Home Page: http://www.xpud.org/index.en.html.
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Re: anything similiar to Madriva's InstantOn?

Postby Superewza on Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:53 pm

My suggestion is still with Slitaz, but another one to consider is this:

http://www.hyperspace.com/front-page

which was designed for precisely that.
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Re: anything similiar to Madriva's InstantOn?

Postby Aging Technogeek on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:16 pm

Hyperspace is a commercial product of Phoenix Industries and is written to run with Windows on, to this date, a very limited selection of CPUs. As such, I don't know if it will even run as a stand alone OS.

Hyperspace is so restricted as to compatible systems as of now that the installer includes a system compatibility tester to tell you if you can even install Hyperspace on your system.
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Re: anything similiar to Madriva's InstantOn?

Postby Superewza on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:30 pm

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Re: anything similiar to Madriva's InstantOn?

Postby markcynt on Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:22 pm

Superewza wrote:Hmm...

http://www.prestomypc.com/

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Re: anything similiar to Madriva's InstantOn?

Postby Superewza on Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:13 pm

Fine, just stick with my original suggestion of Slitaz then :p
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Re: anything similiar to Madriva's InstantOn?

Postby richyrich on Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:47 pm

A little off topic . . so, apologies in advance. ASUS now have an OS (Linux) built right into the motherboard ! (certain models) they claim to boot in 5 seconds . .
Express Gate™
5 Secs Bootup to online
Taking only 5 seconds to go online from bootup, Express Gate is the one-stop gateway to instant fun! It´s a unique motherboard built-in OS. You can utilize the most popular Instant Messengers (IM) like MSN, Skype, Google talk, QQ, and Yahoo! Messenger to keep in touch with friends, or quickly check on the weather and e-mails just before leaving your house. What´s more, the user-friendly picture manager lets you view your pictures without entering Windows at anytime!
* The actual boot time is subject to hardware configurations and product models


Here's a fairly recent review of the Express Gate : http://aphnetworks.com/reviews/asus_p5e3_deluxe/11

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Re: anything similiar to Madriva's InstantOn?

Postby Superewza on Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:15 am

richyrich wrote:A little off topic . . so, apologies in advance. ASUS now have an OS (Linux) built right into the motherboard ! (certain models) they claim to boot in 5 seconds . .
Express Gate™
5 Secs Bootup to online
Taking only 5 seconds to go online from bootup, Express Gate is the one-stop gateway to instant fun! It´s a unique motherboard built-in OS. You can utilize the most popular Instant Messengers (IM) like MSN, Skype, Google talk, QQ, and Yahoo! Messenger to keep in touch with friends, or quickly check on the weather and e-mails just before leaving your house. What´s more, the user-friendly picture manager lets you view your pictures without entering Windows at anytime!
* The actual boot time is subject to hardware configurations and product models


Here's a fairly recent review of the Express Gate : http://aphnetworks.com/reviews/asus_p5e3_deluxe/11

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Yeah, but i prefer the Asrock feature i quoted earlier as if you don't disable express gate in the BIOS it adds five or ten seconds to your total boot time while it asks you if you want to use it.
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