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[News] Review of Splashtop: Linux 'from the BIOS' (and Windows Always on Top of Linux)

A hands-on look at the Splashtop instant-on Linux environment

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| Splashtop, a nearly instant-on Linux environment stored in the flash memory 
| usually reserved for motherboard BIOS. The company previewed an upcoming 
| revision to Splashtop at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in January, 
| then gave us the chance to take a hands-on look at this intriguing system 
| software.    
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http://www.linux.com/feature/128004


Related:

Preboot environment turns PC into CE

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| DeviceVM demonstrated a Linux-powered PC preboot application environment that 
| lets users instantly run several Internet-based applications — including Web 
| browsing and Skype messaging — at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas 
| last week.   
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http://www.deviceguru.com/2008/01/18/preboot-environment-turns-pc-into-ce/


SplashTop Running On Prototype ASUS Notebook

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| This next version of DeviceVM's SplashTop ships with Corel's LinDVD, in order 
| to provide legal DVD playback capabilities. We had briefly watched a DVD 
| inside SplashTop and it had indeed worked, all without ever touching the hard 
| drive / primary operating system. In addition, SplashTop has provided their 
| own music player with support for MP3 files.    
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=965&num=1


CES 2008: DeviceVM's Splashtop

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| We caught up with DeviceVM at CES to see what's new with their Splashtop 
| embedded Linux environment, which we first saw on the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe 
| motherboard. As we found out, development has been steady with many new 
| features implemented and ready for deployment with notebooks.   
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http://techgage.com/article/ces_2008_devicevms_splashtop


Embedded Linux goes Open Source

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| DeviceVM, the maker of Splashtop software which features embedded Linux "Fast 
| Boot" products like featured in the Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n has just 
| released the source code to its software under GPL.  
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http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2007/11/21/asus_p5e3_embedded_linux_goes_open_source/1


SplashTop Source Code Released

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| These patches are for Bootsplash, 
| DVM, getting the CMOS time, adjusting the max loop, the sk98lin networking 
| driver, and SquashFS. Presently, the Linux kernel that SplashTop uses is 
| Linux 2.6.20.11.    
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=915&num=1


ASUS add WiFi-N, quick-boot Linux to P5E3 motherboard

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| hat last part is perhaps the most interesting; ASUS are calling it Express 
| Gate, but it’s basically a fast-boot alternative that, in just five seconds, 
| bypasses Windows and gives you a web-browser running in a custom Linux OS.   
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http://www.slashgear.com/asus-add-wifi-n-quick-boot-linux-to-p5e3-motherboard-267643.php
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