Instant start-up for PCs

日期:2019-03-03 06:03:01 作者:温摹 阅读:

By Barry Fox “WHY can’t a PC simply turn on like a TV?” It’s the question that has been bugging people who use multimedia PCs as the heart of their home entertainment systems. When they want to watch TV, play a DVD, listen to internet radio or play CDs and MP3s, they have to spend fruitless minutes watching the Windows egg timer while the PC boots up. Not any more. In a direct challenge to PCs running Microsoft’s Windows XP Media Center, InterVideo of California last week launched the InstantOn PC. Instead of having to wait for Windows to boot,