Menu
Splashtop Linux for Asus laptops

Splashtop Linux for Asus laptops

DeviceVM has announced that its Splashtop 'instant-on' Linux is to appear on Asus laptops from this summer.

The news follows the DeviceVM's recent coup of persuading the influential Taiwanese PC company to embed Splashtop — which Asus calls 'Express Gate' — on all its motherboards, out of the blue putting a type of Linux in millions of mainstream computers for the first time.

The first Asus machines to feature the system will be the M70T, M50V, M51Vr, and high-end F8Va/Vr, but it looks as if all new Asus laptops will feature the software in time.

Anyone buying such a machine will be buying a conventional Windows Vista laptop, but with a key difference. At boot time they can bypass the lengthy Windows startup to load a suite of simple Linux applications from a flash chip in a matter of seconds. These include a version of Mozilla's Firefox, Skype telephony app, and a simple photo viewer and media player, but might be extended to cover new types of software in future.

"The integration of Splashtop into notebooks represents a big step forward in portable computing, where instant 'on' and 'off' is essential," said DeviceVM's CEO and founder, Mark Lee.

Asus appears equally pleased to have embraced an interesting innovation in a market where so many PC vendors look alike.

YouTube users can view a demonstration of the Splashtop environment, coincidentally, another application that can be accessed using it.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Linuxasuseee pcinternational news

Featured

Slideshows

Channel celebrates as HP marks 50 years in NZ

Channel celebrates as HP marks 50 years in NZ

HP marked 50 years in New Zealand at an event in the vendor's Auckland's headquarters last night, with a host of key channel figures coming along to celebrate. Photos by HP.

Channel celebrates as HP marks 50 years in NZ
EDGE 2017 - Icebreaker Sessions round 2

EDGE 2017 - Icebreaker Sessions round 2

EDGE guests experience the value of networking at the second round of Icebreaker sessions.. Photos by Maria Stefina

EDGE 2017 - Icebreaker Sessions round 2
EDGE 2017 Dinner Under the Stars

EDGE 2017 Dinner Under the Stars

EDGE's Day 2 keynote and breakout sessions were followed by the Dinner Under the Stars. Over 300 people were present to enjoy a seafood feast and lots of excitement at Hamilton Island's Bougainvillea Marquee. Photos by Maria Stefina.

EDGE 2017 Dinner Under the Stars
Show Comments