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

By on September 17, 2003, 2:34 PM
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: [URL=http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/3/32881.html]The Register[/URL].




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filthy_mcnasty said:
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.
running said:
[quote]This however is set to change (hoorah!) "in the next few years" (booh!), Intel VP Louis Burns told the Intel Developer Forum yesterday.[/quote]LOL...[IMG]http://mindscraps.com/s/contrib
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SNGX1275 said:
Well if we all go back to Windows95 or something with our fancy computers it would be almost instant on.
Rick said:
Windows 3.1 WAS instant.
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