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Intel presses the 'instant-on' PC switch, again

By Julio Franco
Sep 17, 2003
  1. One of the salient differences between computer electronics devices and computers is that when you press theon-button on the former, they (usually) switch on and work, whereas the computer's on-button generally functions as some kind of Pavlovian signal for you to go and get your morning coffee. This however is set to change (hoorah!) "in the next few years" (booh!), Intel VP Louis Burns told the Intel Developer Forum yesterday.

    Read more: The Register.
     
  2. filthy_mcnasty

    filthy_mcnasty TS Rookie Posts: 78

    i remember someone from microsoft saying windows 98 was supposed to be a tv like boot a few years back....

    i'm skeptical of any claims of this until i see it.
     
  3. running

    running TS Enthusiast Posts: 70

    LOL...[​IMG]
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Well if we all go back to Windows95 or something with our fancy computers it would be almost instant on.
     
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Windows 3.1 WAS instant.
     
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