I'm woundering if LinuxBIOS would be a good basis for a wakeup mechanism for a Home Theater PC (HTPC).
The general idea is that the computer should be in standby until the time when a recording is scheduled. Then it would boot up and do it's job; and then go back to standby again. The reason for not having the PC running is partly because a HTPC is in the living room and we dont want to have the noice it makes when running. It is also nice to save all that power...
Another use of this is to wake the PC up when something happens -- like a mail arrives. Then it would run a spam filter and turn on a notification of some kind if the message wasn't spam. Perhaps LinuxBIOS could be running and listen for the event and not boot up further until it's needed.
I havn't been studing the LinuxBIOS yet, so I don't really know if this is a viable idea or not. Is it?