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Old 10-07-2007, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Phoronix - ASUS Motherboard Ships With Embedded Linux, Web Browser

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Embedded onto the P5E3 Deluxe is a Linux environment that features a Firefox-rebranded web browser and the Skype VoIP client! Within five seconds of turning on this $360 USD gaming/enthusiast motherboard, you can be using Linux and surfing the [COLOR=#234865 ! important][COLOR=#234865 ! important]Internet[/color][/color]. On this motherboard the feature is known as ASUS Express Gate, which is powered by something called SplashTop. SplashTop is an instant-on Linux desktop being created by DeviceVM. SplashTop isn't even launching for a few more days (October 10), but in this article we have more details on this embedded Linux environment as well as screenshots and our thoughts with what will hopefully come next for this Linux environment.

seems like a cool idea but thats a little much for a motherboard
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