Asus equips all motherboards with Linux


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Asus is to fit its entire range of motherboards with the company’s Express Gate version of Splashtop Linux. Splashtop boots from a Flash chip on the motherboard in a matter of seconds and is designed to run a small suite of applications including Firefox, Skype and instant messaging. The Linux-based software will be extended immediately to the new P5Q Deluxe, P5Q-WS, P5Q3 Deluxe and P5Q-E series motherboards, and Asus has pledged to produce a further million Splashtop motherboards per month. Part of Splashtop’s appeal is that it complements rather than replaces Windows, offering users the option to run a choice of operating systems.

Its low power consumption and Wi-Fi support also make it an attractive option for notebook manufacturers. Asus, a long-term Linux stalwart, is widely seen as a pioneer of cut-down systems running the open source operating and has enjoyed commercial success with its increasingly popular Eee PC. “In response to great user feedback our plan is to proliferate Express Gate across our entire motherboard product portfolio, starting with over one million motherboards per month,” said Joe Hsieh, general manager of Asus’ motherboard division. “Consumers want to turn their PCs on and off like any other appliance, and Express Gate has made that possible.”

Source: http://www.rlslog.net/asus-equips-all-motherboards-with-linux/

its going to be fun using a whole operating system instead of your normal bios


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Asus is to fit its entire range of motherboards with the company’s Express Gate version of Splashtop Linux. Splashtop boots from a Flash chip on the motherboard in a matter of seconds and is designed to run a small suite of applications including Firefox, Skype and instant messaging. The Linux-based software will be extended immediately to the new P5Q Deluxe, P5Q-WS, P5Q3 Deluxe and P5Q-E series motherboards, and Asus has pledged to produce a further million Splashtop motherboards per month. Part of Splashtop’s appeal is that it complements rather than replaces Windows, offering users the option to run a choice of operating systems.

Its low power consumption and Wi-Fi support also make it an attractive option for notebook manufacturers. Asus, a long-term Linux stalwart, is widely seen as a pioneer of cut-down systems running the open source operating and has enjoyed commercial success with its increasingly popular Eee PC. “In response to great user feedback our plan is to proliferate Express Gate across our entire motherboard product portfolio, starting with over one million motherboards per month,” said Joe Hsieh, general manager of Asus’ motherboard division. “Consumers want to turn their PCs on and off like any other appliance, and Express Gate has made that possible.”

Source: http://www.rlslog.net/asus-equips-all-motherboards-with-linux/

its going to be fun using a whole operating system instead of your normal bios

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cool so now linux will finally take over the world mohahaha lol just kiddin

but this is a really good thing it may even help with performance

and since the bioses will be open source alot of tweakin can be done to them


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Nice, so no worry about boot system and wait few minutes and wait for shut down. Just push button to on and push botton to off. Fantastic.


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it wont be your primary os


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Nice, so no worry about boot system and wait few minutes and wait for shut down. Just push button to on and push botton to off. Fantastic.
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ok that i didn’t know. it this really true?. that is amazing. is this feature is in ubuntu too coz i ordered cd from their website (thanx to ruhaan)


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But need to save files opened or some other way to shut down PC

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ya


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But need to save files opened or some other way to shut down PC

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First of all I am not sure you can actually access any files on the hard disk. The apps they mention aren’t designed for use with local files. Also they don’t mention whether the linux installation will have read write access to the flash memory. For example will you be able to save FF bookmarks?


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First of all I am not sure you can actually access any files on the hard disk. The apps they mention aren’t designed for use with local files. Also they don’t mention whether the linux installation will have read write access to the flash memory. For example will you be able to save FF bookmarks?

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If it not work as normal OS and let user to access files and programs on HD than what use of this sort of BIOS OS


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If it not work as normal OS and let user to access files and programs on HD than what use of this sort of BIOS OS

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Can’t you tell by the applications mentioned? Its designed for internet browsing and IMing.


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Can’t you tell by the applications mentioned? Its designed for internet browsing and IMing.

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So you mean internet browsing and Iming do not require to save something or send something.


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So you mean internet browsing and Iming do not require to save something or send something.

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Yes. A basic internet kiosk doesn’t need to save anything. It would of course be very useful but its not absolutely necessary. Anyway I am just speculating. No idea as to what the feature set of this built in OS is.