HyperSpace instant-on OS pops up while Windows boots

The HyperSpace environment lets you get online, browse the web, check e-mail, and watch YouTube videos. Phoenix claims using it instead of Windows for day-to-day tasks can also increase battery life by “up to 30%.” You won’t have to wait for hardware makers to implement this one in their notebooks, either-you can download a 21-day trial right here and buy the whole thing for $59.99. HyperSpace sits in its own hard drive partition (you’ll apparently need 3GB of contiguous space), and it can co-exist with English versions of Windows Vista SP1 x86. Hardware-wise, Phoenix says you’ll need an Intel Core Duo or Core 2 Duo processor with hardware virtualization support, along with Intel GMA 3000, 3100, X3000, X3100, X3500, or X4500 integrated graphics. If you’re not sure you have the right hardware, the installer should find out for you. Also, Phoenix offers a cut-down version called HyperSpace Dual with looser hardware requirements but no support for concurrent operation with Windows.

Could be interesting if this works on Aspire One….

21 day trail here