Home News Embedded / Mobile Mobile Linux Instant-on Linux Vendors Respond to Chrome OS

Instant-on Linux Vendors Respond to Chrome OS

Article Source Ars Technica
July 14, 2009, 10:30 am
companion photo for Instant-on Linux vendors respond to Chrome OS

BIOS manufacturer Phoenix Technologies announced plans on Monday to launch a new version of its Linux-based HyperSpace environment that will use some components of Intel's Moblin platform. The move reflects Moblin's growing traction among vendors, but it is also Phoenix's response to the recent revelation that Google is building its own Linux operating system.

HyperSpace, which was first introduced by Phoenix in 2007, is an "instant-on" Linux environment designed to run in a slim hypervisor that is part of the BIOS. It uses its own power management framework that boosts battery life. 

HyperSpace can be used by itself on a netbook or shipped alongside a conventional Windows installation. It provides a simple user interface and an assortment of applications for common tasks, including a Web browser and ThinkFree's Java-based office suite.



Subscribe to Comments Feed

Upcoming Linux Foundation Courses

  1. LFS201 Essentials of System Administration
    12 Jan » 30 Mar - Online Self-Paced
  2. LFD312 Developing Applications For Linux
    11 May » 15 May - Austin - TX + Virtual (GUARANTEED TO RUN)
  3. LFD331 Developing Linux Device Drivers
    11 May » 15 May - Virtual (GUARANTEED TO RUN)

View All Upcoming Courses

Become an Individual Member
Check out the Friday Funnies

Sign Up For the Newsletter

Who we are ?

The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium dedicated to the growth of Linux.

More About the foundation...

Frequent Questions

Join / Linux Training / Board