Weekend tech reading: Computer makers aim to banish boot-up blues

By on October 3, 2009, 2:02 PM
Computer makers aim to banish boot-up blues In the time it takes your computer to boot up, you can probably make some toast or a cup of tea before the thing is ready to use. In the near future, you might only have enough time to take a sip of that tea or check your watch. Mindful of how frustrating the wait is, makers of PCs' basic input/output systems (BIOS) are working on bringing instant-on computing closer to reality with promises of significantly faster boot time. Wired

Why Google Chrome Frame makes Mozilla Firefox folks uneasy Mozilla's Mitchell Baker and Mike Shaver both lamented Google's release of Chrome Frame in blog posts. The browser experts, who helped Mozilla's Firefox browser reach 23.8 percent market share largely at the expense of Microsoft IE, are concerned Chrome Frame will further muddy the already cloudy waters of a fragmented browser market. eWeek

Google CEO Eric Schmidt on newspapers & journalism Is Google a newspaper killer? Not by a long shot, says Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Nor does he want it to be. In a long interview about his company's relationship with newspapers and the print journalism industry, Schmidt made it clear he wants established players to survive. In fact, he thinks Google has a "moral responsibility" to help. Search Engine Land

Eleven years of Google: A look back Google has come a long way in its eleven-year history, from its humble beginning as a Stanford University research project in 1998, to the global, multi-billion dollar online presence Google enjoys today. Earlier this week, the company celebrated its 11th birthday and chose to mark the occasion with an all new Google Doodle, a fun take on their colorful identity. PCWorld

Why CIOs are saying no to Macs Apple's desktop market share has been inching up for some time and, if analyst stats are right, now hovers around the eight per cent mark. But the business world remains immune to the pull of Apple's hardware, with few - if any - workers in most companies using anything other than the classic Wintel combination, in spite of demand for alternative desktop options from staff. Silicon

95 websites you should totally bookmark today Google is the internet surfer's best friend and worst enemy. If you know what you're after, just type it into the search engine's famous little box and -- hey presto -- you'll be given a list of related sites in order of relevance. TechRadar

Twitter seeks to build value, not revenue Despite its rapid growth, Twitter has yet to make any money. Or even earn any revenue. And Evan Williams, co-founder and chief executive of the microblogging service, is totally fine with that. The New York Times




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strategic strategic, TechSpot Paladin, said:

That would be so awesome!

I look forward to it

Guest said:

after booting its work for oneday the next day it says failure in system boot please insert the disk and press enter.i insert the disc and press enter the windows start oopening without the boot disc windows coulnot opened help

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