instant on
n. A proposed feature that would enable a computer to be ready for use as soon as it is turned on.

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"Then [Microsoft], based in Redmond, Wash., plans 'sometime in 2000' to release a new consumer version of Windows that will offer an as-yet-unannounced set of easy-to-use consumer features, such as 'instant on.' "
—John Markoff, "Behind the Big Shift on Windows," The New York Times

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