Instant Reaction

Does the amount of time it takes your PC to boot up drive you mad? Well for those using multimedia PCs as the heart of their home entertainment system, the following will be music to your ears. InterVideo of California has launched the INstantOn PC which boots up in less than 10 seconds, giving all but instant access to TV, CDs or DVDs and internet radio. The trick is running all the entertainment functions on a pared-down version of the open-source Linux operating system, which is small enough to be held in a read-only memory chip

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