Phoenix Technologies Enables Uber-fast Boot
Phoenix Technologies had a demo of a new BIOS at IDF 2009 that gives a glimpse into the future of starting up your PC. I’ve never seen a Windows PC go from off to start menu so fast. PC manufacturers will of course have to pay a premium for something like this and they may be able to pass it along to their existing users.
Update: Here’s another demo, with explanation from Phoenix: