July 22, 2004
Toshiba launches multimedia Qosmio notebooks
A problem usually faced by users who watch TV on their computers is the time taken for the operating system to start and load and for the TV application to begin. This process typically takes more than 30 seconds. To shorten it, Toshiba has made it possible to watch the TV, record, or time-shift programs without starting up Windows by including a Qosmio Player application that runs on Linux and can be booted much faster than the Microsoft Corp. operating system. A similar feature was included on a notebook computer launched by Sharp Corp. in Japan earlier this year.