Intel Promises Two-Second Boot Times With Their Moblin Netbook Linux OS

Imagine if your netbook went from completely powered off to fully booted and ready in two seconds. It would be an entirely different gadget in your life, wouldn't it? That's what Intel hopes.

We've already seen promising early builds of Moblin, their open-source project to create an Atom-optimized OS for netbooks on the platform. But speaking at a Linux summit in San Francisco recently, Intel's Imhad Sousou spelled out plans to make a two-second boot a reality.

It's ambitious, and it will require significant and deep fiddling, but that's the goal. I don't know about you guys, but I'm really excited for the next generation of netbooks that moves beyond traditional desktop operating systems. Again, it's software that counts. [Ars Technica via Gadget Mix]