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    Quote Originally Posted by cadence117
    wow.
    I want,

    Does it use power while in...."readyoff" mode

    yeh, that's my question.

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    OK I got the skinny on this.. They are sending me the SDK so that I can try it out. I will post feedback here.

    Apparently it works somewhat similarly to XP's built in hibernate feature except that it can be configured to resume into the exact same state every time you power on.. IE every time you boot up, you boot into a fixed system state.. the system reverts itself to this state on every startup so that stuff like loss of power, etc are not a problem for it.

    Support is available for XP Pro and XPe (embedded)

    I will be getting this probably next week and will start seeing how it works immediately!
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    Keep us informed. If it really makes differeance I would get it also.
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    If it works just like hibernate, execept that it doesn't save your last state, but resumes to the static set state, what benefit does it have over hibernate for carputers? The position in your playlist will get reset and you'll still have to deal with device reinitialzation problems you have with hibernate.
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    It remains to be seen whether or not it's using XP's own hibernate functions to do its dirty work or not. Regular windows hibernate is problematic because you put the burden of coming back with uninitiized hardware on the drivers and the applications to gracefully recover. Resuming to a predefined configuration every time makes it a lot easier to work around problems. I would imagine also that it's possible to set certain things not to roll back certain so that things can be preserved between boots. They said their target market is set-top boxes and the like. He mentioned that they are working with some companies doing vehicle computers also.

    ReadyOn might solve all of these problems, or it might not. That is the point of testing it anyway... we'll have to see next week!
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    Wow this is interesteing. A lot of people here would like to know the outcome of your testing. Thanks for biting the bullet and testing it out for us

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    My guess is that the hibernation times are alot faster...

    If its starting from the same saved state:

    1. It will power down much faster because it doesnt have to save your current state.

    2. ....well maybe.. but it might be able to construct the "saved state" in a more appropriate manner, so that it will load faster when resuming hibernation....\
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    They are always talking about "instant on" "instant off" whenever they talk about the product. I don't imagine they would be trying to push a product that did anything less. To me this means that we ought to be looking at 10s or less to boot/resume/whatever.

    Bottom line is that we can keep speculating back and forth about it or just wait until I install it and see how it works for sure
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    Your right gork but it is fun to speculate
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    I'm hoping this might be a solutin to booting off CF cards too.

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