Instant ON Linux
by Dustin Puryear
Going back a few years.. well, a few decades.. the whole instant “On” concept is certainly not new. I am trying desperately to remember the name of an 8-bit system that would “instantly” turn on or off and always have your work sitting there waiting for you where you left off.
But we’ve all become so accustomed to having to wait on computers to boot software which we then use to run other software which we have to wait on to do anything. Sigh. It is a little sad.
Anyway, I am hoping this marks a wider trend of focusing more on having computers that act like typical electronic devices and less like, well, computers.
|At least most Linux distro's will save your session on shut down so you can resume where you left off at startup. One of my favorite features of Linux because 'hibernating' (or the old echo 'disk' > /sys/power/state) kills my video card on 'awakening'.|
The HP Omnibook 300 and such used Windows in ROM and used Flash RAM, it was Instant-ON.
|The Canon Cat.|