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Linpus Linux To Launch QuickOS Next Week

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Published on 27 February 2009 07:47 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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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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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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