In een press release van Microsoft vertellen ze ons dat ze samen werken met hun 'industry partners' (Dell) om te zorgen voor fast boot support, wat dus betekent dat je binnen 30 seconden je PC moet kunnen opstarten :
REDMOND, Wash., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT - news) today announced ``fast boot'' support for industry partners in the Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition (Me) operating system. Windows Me, combined with ``fast boot''-optimized PC hardware like the Dell Dimension PC, will provide home users with faster access to their information, communications and entertainment any time.
Many home users today use their PC to perform quick tasks, such as looking up the latest news and weather. For those home users, Microsoft is working with its associates to improve boot time with Windows Me on new PCs. Microsoft has also made several improvements in Windows Me to enable faster-booting PCs, including registry improvements, removal of real mode and faster device initialization. In addition, Microsoft has provided a boot-time-measurement tool for computer manufacturers to help enable a true ``fast boot'' PC, with boot times of 30 seconds or less. This tool will help computer manufacturers identify which drivers and devices provide optimal boot-time performance on any given PC configuration.
``We have been asked by our customers to improve the start-up time of their Windows-based PCs. As the PC becomes a more important device in the home, consumers increasingly expect that it will perform as well as their other home appliances,'' said John Frederiksen, general manager, Platforms Group at Microsoft. ``We are pleased to be working with our hardware partners, and Dell specifically, to deliver a great solution to meet the needs of these customers.''
Natuurlijk is deze optie flink zinloos, wie zet zijn computer nou uit? maar het is toch altijd leuk om te weten dat het kan...