If you need quick access to information and don’t want to wait for your computer to go through the boot process, you may want to take a look at the instant-on Splashtop OS, which will be compatible with Windows PC systems and will allow users to boot into the Splashtop environment rather than the Windows environment for small tasks. Previously the OS was only available pre-loaded on a select number of notebooks, but the company is now making a beta available for more users to enjoy. Once the program leaves beta next year, Splashtop is hoping that it will be compatible with most systems on the market then. The program is written in proprietary Linux code, and according to Laptop Mag:
When users first boot into Splashtop, they’ll be presented with a Bing search box and thumbnails of the four most visited viewed web pages and the five most recently closed tabs. Once you choose which web page you want or initiate a search, the browser launches.
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