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August 15, 2008

Dell Making Instant-On Linux Machines

by @ 10:43 am. Filed under Dell, General Linux, Linux News

Dell is sure making moves in the right direction with Linux! They have a new machine that is essentially “instant-on” and gives you access to email and the Internet without booting the entire Linux operating system.

Excerpt from Tectonic:

“The really interesting news for Linux fans, however, was Dell’s new “Latitude ON” system which allows for almost instant-on booting when you want to check an email or something on the Internet without booting the entire operating system.”

Read more about these Linux machines from Tectonic

A CrunchGear article explains more:

“By using a secondary processor with its own Linux based OS, the primary CPU is bypassed for instant access to a variety of functions. Think BlackBerry style. Contacts, calendar, email – that kind of stuff – opened up directly on your laptop without firing up the whole system. The dedicated sub-system should also preserve battery life by avoiding the power drain of larger applications.”

Read more about the Linux-powered Dell Latitude E4200 and E4300 from Crunchgear

One Response to “Dell Making Instant-On Linux Machines”

  1. Troy Says:

    The primary cpu is bypassed?

    It doesn’t use the processor?

    Really?

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