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Start-up offers instant Windows bootup

New software will give you the option of starting Windows and wait--or booting Splashtop and be ready for action immediately.

Have you ever dreamed about turning on your Windows-based computer and having it instantly ready to work? A Silicon Valley start-up, Device VM, has developed software called Splashtop that, when prompted, will circumvent Windows and allow you to start watching a DVD in as little as five seconds. The Linux-based Splashtop is already available on Asus computers.

Read the full story on MIT Technology Review: "Instant bootup ".