Linpus Linux To Launch QuickOS Next Week
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 27 February 2009 at 07:47 AM EST. 2 Comments
DeviceVM's SplashTop Linux environment (which we were the first to exclusively share) really was revolutionary in pushing the "instant-on Linux" theme as it was able to boot to its desktop in just a few seconds. Since then we have seen the emergence of Phoenix HyperSpace and other products that target netbooks with near instant-on capabilities.

Traditional Linux distributions have also been focusing on improving the start-up time such as Ubuntu, Mandriva with Speedboot, gOS on a new quick-boot OS, and many others. Intel has already achieved the ten-second boot with Moblin V2. Next week there will be a new competitor joining the "instant-on Linux" scene and that is Linpus Technologies. Linpus Linux is based upon Fedora and their lighter-weight Linpus Lite is targeted at netbooks and other portable devices. Their next product to be introduced is Linpus QuickOS.

During the CeBit conference in Germany, Linpus Technologies is set to introduce Linpus QuickOS, which is their new quick booting Linux distribution. According to the information we have received, QuickOS boots in a speedy manner due to "fine-tuning and maximizing software performance for less powerful hardware platforms" and removing unneeded Linux libraries.

Linpus QuickOS is also supposed to introduce a "customized virtual engine" for working on Windows files. Look for more information on Linpus QuickOS in the coming days.

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