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[News] Phoenix Technologies Makes Windows a Slave of GNU/Linux

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BIOS vendor promises simultaneous Linux, Windows sessions

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| BIOS giant Phoenix Technologies will ship a fast-booting, power-sipping, 
| Linux-based environment equipped with Opera Software's embedded browser, the 
| companies announced. Due in January, and targeting "mobile PCs," 
| Phoenix's "HyperSpace" product promises "instant-on" Internet access on 
| mobile PCs, while the primary OS is booting, running, or shutting down, 
| Phoenix says.     


Instant-On Portable Computers: A Fast-Growing Trend

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| The entry of Phoenix Technologies into this space could deliver instant-on 
| features to many more models of portable computers, though. Phoenix has 
| provided BIOS solutions for computers of many kinds for decades. Its 
| HyperSpace environment is similar to the Linux-based equivalents for Instant 
| On features, but Phoenix is not playing in the Linux and open source spaces.    


The criminals from Redmond had tried to block this (using a EULA) before an
antitrust complaint was filed.


Phoenix, CyberLink Team on Virtual Media Player

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| Phoenix Technologies , which developed the HyperSpace parallel OS platform 
| earlier this year, has partnered with CyberLink to develop a version of the 
| company's DVD player that exists alongside Windows.  


This is why I’ll always remain a Microsoft skeptic

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| But the real reason for Microsoft’s capitulation became clear on March 7 via 
| a new joint-status report in the Microsoft-Department of Justice case. It 
| turns out BIOS maker Phoenix Technologies (a long-time Microsoft partner) 
| filed a complaint with antitrust regulators about Microsoft’s virtualization 
| restrictions.    



New Phoenix BIOS will run Linux apps when Windows fails

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| The basic concept is that an embedded Linux OS will accompany the core system 
| firmware or BIOS, allowing instant-on applications to be run from it at any 
| time.  


Phoenix HyperSpace: Quick-Boot Your Laptop

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| Phoenix Technologies' new HyperSpace is an instant-on environment for 
| laptops, letting users launch a browser or other apps with booting into the 
| OS.  
| Today, Phoenix Technologies introduced a firmware product called HyperSpace, 
| which allows PCs to run a number of applications separate from the operating 
| system. What that means is that if you use a PC equipped with HyperSpace, you 
| will be able to quick-boot your notebook into a secure Linux environment, 
| where you can use Web browsers like FireFox and pre-loaded Web-aware apps 
| like Google Earth, Picasa, and the like.     
| [...]
| Also, since HyperSpace is a Linux-based platform, Windows viruses won't 
| affect it. 


Microsoft nonchalant about Phoenix assault on Windows

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| BIOS maker Phoenix Technologies Ltd.'s plans to market a new application 
| platform the company claims will solve a number of problems endemic to 
| Microsoft's Windows platform might be taken as a provocative gesture at their 
| longtime partner. But Redmond's immediate reaction was nonchalant.   
| On Monday, the Milpitas, Calif. software maker announced Hyperspace, a 
| Linux-based virtualization platform that will let OEMs bundle cut-down 
| versions of popular open-source software that end users will be able to 
| access instantly, even without booting Windows.    

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