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Comment Re:Heh... It's using the Hibernate functionality.. (Score 1) 326

But surely it is only snapshotting up to the Windows Log In screen?

By far the longest portion of the boot time is the post login shenanigans - waiting for the desktop to appear, and then starting up your usual applications.

In the meantime I've lost the time I use to grab a drink in the morning at work, and made shutdown far longer (and it takes long enough already).

Comment Re:A couple of things (Score 1) 616

I don't know how someone who has a mortgage that is 1x gross income can have payment problems. Nor how anyone can call a $50k mortgage "a massive amount of debt". Debt is getting a loan to buy a new car that loses 25% value on its first journey. Debt is buying useless trinkets and gadgets on the credit card without a means to pay it off at the end of the month. Debt is borrowing $50k to get a degree in equine studies. Debt is buying a double wide trailer in Tornado Alley and getting a $50k loan to pay for it.

More likely the mortgage company is making him pay up before he retires, which is around 5 to 10 years from his post.

The Courts

RealNetworks, Film Industry Headed To Court 173

netbuzz writes "Apparently tired of waiting to be sued by the movie studios over its new DVD-to-PC copying software, RealNetworks this morning announced it will file a preemptive lawsuit in an attempt to authoritatively establish that the product does not infringe on copyright restrictions. Within an hour or so, the Motion Picture Association of America said it would have a litigation announcement of its own this afternoon."

Submission Moore's Law for Motherboards

An anonymous reader writes: VIA CEO Wenchi Chen revealed a business card-sized motherboard billed as the 'world's first industry-standard form-factor for PC/phone convergence,' at Computex this week. The mobile-ITX" board measures 3 x 1.8 inches. It's half the size of pico-ITX, which was half the size of nano-ITX, which, in turn, was half-the size of mini-ITX — which was already small. It's not clear whether VIA will make these tiny motherboards available to end users, or if they will only be sold directly to device makers, but generally all of VIA's tiny motherboard formats have spread around to other suppliers and become widely available. This is clearly 'Moore's Law' for motherboards... what'll they do for an encore next year, I wonder?

Feed Atari's Porfolio: the world's first palmtop->

18 years before Palm's Foleo...

Forgotten Tech There's nothing new under the sun, some folk say, and that's certainly true of Palm's recently announced Foleo. It's the palmtop reborn in a slightly sexier, slightly larger form. Even its name is reminiscent of that bygone arena - it's rather like the Atari Portfolio, the world's first palmtop PC, released in June 1989.

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