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Microsoft toying with the idea of an “Instant On” operating system

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:06PM EST

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A survey sent from Microsoft to select users hints that Microsoft is interested in the concept of an “Instant On” OS where a select subset of services can be accessed within eight seconds. The survey asks users how valuable this service would be, which services they would want to be accessible via Instant On and how quickly this Instant On should launch. With Intel’s engineers recently showing off an Eee PC that can fully boot in five seconds, the folks in Redmond might be looking to remedy their case of “boot time” envy.  The full survey is after the jump.