Allegedly one of the fastest boot time. No SSDs. loading BIOS included.

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    Well that's interesting
     
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    I wonder if existing notebooks can be retrofitted with this Phoenix BIOS and how many manufacturers would actually issue the BIOS update.
     
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    This is very interesting but is it going to go on the market and work with other types of BIOS's?
     
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    How would you do this? I have an SSD and it takes 30-40 seconds to boot Windows 7 from cold ... And my Windows is quite well taken care of (startup programs, etc.).
     
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    Fascinating! I wonder how fast a bios like this could boot to desktop with an ultra-light Linux OS.
     
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    Nice!

    Imagine with SSDs becoming more mainstream...10second total bootup time from cold?!?!
     
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    BIOSes don't boot to the desktop, operating systems do. All the fast BIOS does is reduce the time it takes for the OS to start loading. So, for most modern machines, with the BIOS set to the usual FastBoot option, you'll shave off maybe 10 seconds off your boot time. Which makes me wonder, what's the big fuss about boot times anyway. I mean, how often do you guys reboot your machines? There's always sleep mode if you need to be back in business quickly...
     
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    I understand that. What I was pondering was how quickly one could get to the desktop with a fast loading bios + an ultra light OS.

    I think it's just because people hate having to wait in this fast-paced world we live in. 10 seconds of waiting for your laptop to boot is 10 seconds you can't be using it.
     
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