Splashtop: Linux for Windows users
Mar 02, 2011, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Ever just want to turn on your laptop and get right to
work on the Web without any delay? If that's you, even if you'd
never consider switching from Windows to Linux, you might want to
give the new release of Splashtop a try.
"Indeed many Windows users, especially those with newer laptops
have already been using the Linux-based Splashtop-they just haven't
known it. On Dell laptops, it's called Latitude ON; on HP laptops,
it's known as QuickWeb; and on Lenovo IdeaPad netbooks, its Quick
Start 2. Whatever the name, it's actually an embedded Splashtop
Linux variation designed for quick and easy access to the Web. On
each of these laptop lines, and many others, Splashtop is there to
make it fast and easy for "Windows" users to check their Web-based
e-mail; look up information, write a document in Google Docs, etc.,
etc. without waiting for Windows to boot up.""