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BIOS Maker Aims to Retake the PC

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| The core system software, as the company now calls its BIOS, builds on Linux 
| operating system software and virtualization technology. Virtualization 
| software started out as a way for users of one operating system, such as 
| Windows XP, to run another operating system, such as Mac OS X or Linux, in a 
| virtual environment. But as the technology has evolved, developers have 
| recognized other advantages, aside from interoperability. By creating a 
| virtualized layer of software, known as a hypervisor, between a computer's 
| hardware and the operating system, for example, data can be transparently 
| checked for viruses and other malicious software. In the business world, a  
| single big server or a cluster of computers can run virtualized systems so 
| that resources can be divvied up among customers.          



BIOS vendor promises simultaneous Linux, Windows sessions

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| BIOS giant Phoenix Technologies will ship a fast-booting, power-sipping,
| Linux-based environment equipped with Opera Software's embedded browser, the
| companies announced. Due in January, and targeting "mobile PCs,"
| Phoenix's "HyperSpace" product promises "instant-on" Internet access on
| mobile PCs, while the primary OS is booting, running, or shutting down,
| Phoenix says.


Instant-On Portable Computers: A Fast-Growing Trend

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| The entry of Phoenix Technologies into this space could deliver instant-on
| features to many more models of portable computers, though. Phoenix has
| provided BIOS solutions for computers of many kinds for decades. Its
| HyperSpace environment is similar to the Linux-based equivalents for Instant
| On features, but Phoenix is not playing in the Linux and open source spaces.


Phoenix, CyberLink Team on Virtual Media Player

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| Phoenix Technologies , which developed the HyperSpace parallel OS platform
| earlier this year, has partnered with CyberLink to develop a version of the
| company's DVD player that exists alongside Windows.  


This is why I’ll always remain a Microsoft skeptic

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| But the real reason for Microsoft’s capitulation became clear on March 7 via
| a new joint-status report in the Microsoft-Department of Justice case. It
| turns out BIOS maker Phoenix Technologies (a long-time Microsoft partner)
| filed a complaint with antitrust regulators about Microsoft’s virtualization
| restrictions.    



New Phoenix BIOS will run Linux apps when Windows fails

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| The basic concept is that an embedded Linux OS will accompany the core system
| firmware or BIOS, allowing instant-on applications to be run from it at any
| time.  


Phoenix HyperSpace: Quick-Boot Your Laptop

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| Phoenix Technologies' new HyperSpace is an instant-on environment for
| laptops, letting users launch a browser or other apps with booting into the
| OS.  
| Today, Phoenix Technologies introduced a firmware product called HyperSpace,
| which allows PCs to run a number of applications separate from the operating
| system. What that means is that if you use a PC equipped with HyperSpace, you
| will be able to quick-boot your notebook into a secure Linux environment,
| where you can use Web browsers like FireFox and pre-loaded Web-aware apps
| like Google Earth, Picasa, and the like.    
| [...]
| Also, since HyperSpace is a Linux-based platform, Windows viruses won't
| affect it.


Microsoft nonchalant about Phoenix assault on Windows

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| BIOS maker Phoenix Technologies Ltd.'s plans to market a new application
| platform the company claims will solve a number of problems endemic to
| Microsoft's Windows platform might be taken as a provocative gesture at their
| longtime partner. But Redmond's immediate reaction was nonchalant.  
| On Monday, the Milpitas, Calif. software maker announced Hyperspace, a
| Linux-based virtualization platform that will let OEMs bundle cut-down
| versions of popular open-source software that end users will be able to
| access instantly, even without booting Windows.    

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