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jolharg
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:12 pm    Post subject: Fast browsing OS Reply with quote

Who knows of a free, fast OS that is comprised entirely of a standards-compliant browser and networking stack?

I'm not techie enough to program one from scratch, I'm going to have to learn to shrink down a µClibc/busybox/linux if there isn't one out there.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:04 am    Post subject: RE: Fast browsing OS Reply with quote

AFAIK Splashtop which is now part of some motherboards provides this.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:25 am    Post subject: RE: Fast browsing OS Reply with quote

Mostly on the deluxe boards ATM with a lot of rebranding too.

Enjoy the Choice Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject: RE: Fast browsing OS Reply with quote

Thanks for your information. I may have to recreate something like this on an embedded board... the web programming I can do, but not the embedded stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:46 am    Post subject: RE: Fast browsing OS Reply with quote

I know there is an article about installing Splashtop to Eee PC on the eeeuser forums and you can get the source code to Splashtop. They are also talking about a SDK being released in the next few months which may allow you to fully customise Splashtop for your requirements.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:00 am    Post subject: RE: Fast browsing OS Reply with quote

This showed up in the help section today http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=9564 but is a beta for a commercial offering,so waiting for that SDK maybe the best option.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject: RE: Fast browsing OS Reply with quote

I'm worried about using ROMs as there might be security vulnerabilities we can't fix.
If this can be installed onto a disk and be just as fast, we're all good.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject: RE: Fast browsing OS Reply with quote

I wonder how compliant MenuetOS is, being built in asm it is certainly quick enough.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Fast browsing OS Reply with quote

jolharg wrote:
I'm worried about using ROMs as there might be security vulnerabilities we can't fix.
If this can be installed onto a disk and be just as fast, we're all good.


Booting from a ROM is always going to be a lot quicker than hard drive. The EEPROM used for embedded OS can have the hardware specs "hard" coded onto the chip, effectively bypassing POST. That is how the "5 second" boot times are achieved. To access any OS installed on a hard drive POST must be completed just to hand over control from BIOS to OS on the hard drive.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Fast browsing OS Reply with quote

Well, I could always use OpenBIOS to make it a bit faster...to make it boot from the disk in a second. And of course, use a flash disk...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you develop your own with QNX?
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