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Dell Ships First Laptop with Linux Fast-Boot Tech

Article Source LinuxDevices
September 30, 2009, 3:15 pm

Dell is shipping the first laptop offering its MontaVista-designed fast-boot technology. The Latitude Z laptop runs Windows 7 on an Intel Core 2 Duo, but also offers a TI-built, ARM-based module running the Linux-based "Latitude ON" technology, touted for instant access to email and the web with minimal power usage.

Dell announced Latitude ON in August 2008, then more details in October, at which point MontaVista CEO Rusty Harris said that the technology was built on MontaVista Linux running on an ARM-based Texas Instruments (TI) processor...

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