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Linux in Asus Motherboards

GiantRoboGiantRobo Registered User regular
I found this pretty cool.
Despite the obvious convenience factors, Asus is most interested in Splashtop for its energy efficiency. Using Splashtop the computer is still powered on (pretty much like normal, less the disk activity) but the key here is that you don’t have to leave your computer on all the time. If you just want to check your email or go to a web site, you can simply leave the system off and boot into Splashtop, which takes just a few seconds. You will have instant access to a basic Linux desktop with applications like Firefox and Skype.

http://www.geek.com/splashtop-linux-desktop-to-appear-on-every-asus-motherboard/index.php

This would make life so much easier, and not to mention if/when it's done with other OS's.

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  • ElGamalElGamal __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2008
    That's pretty cool, but I thought some people have been doing this for years?

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  • theSquidtheSquid Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Not really. They've stuck an entire Linux OS into the BIOS. You know how long it takes for the computer to actually *get* to the Windows loading screen? By that point, Splashtop is done loading.

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  • JaninJanin Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    ElGamal wrote: »
    That's pretty cool, but I thought some people have been doing this for years?

    This is the first time a major company like Asus has included it, or even supported it.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    This is pretty neat, actually. But what are the possible benefits to this?

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  • JaninJanin Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Darmak wrote: »
    This is pretty neat, actually. But what are the possible benefits to this?

    From cold to web surfing in <10 seconds.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Janin wrote: »
    Darmak wrote: »
    This is pretty neat, actually. But what are the possible benefits to this?

    From cold to web surfing in <10 seconds.

    But I use the time it takes to boot up to warm up for the web surfing.
    :winky:

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  • SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Darmak wrote: »
    But what are the possible benefits to this?

    The freaky new webapps that'll come with it. We've already got Presdo.

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    Your IM client just became a lot less important.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Darmak wrote: »
    But what are the possible benefits to this?

    The freaky new webapps that'll come with it. We've already got Presdo.

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    Your IM client just became a lot less important.

    Huh, that's pretty goddamn cool. I see what they're trying to do though. They're trying to make us use their stuff because it's so goddamn nifty. :D

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