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A Hands-On Look at the Splashtop Instant-On Linux Environment

Mar 10, 2008, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"San Jose-based startup DeviceVM made waves last year when it unveiled 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.

"Splashtop does not attempt to provide the user with a full computing environment--DeviceVM advertises usage scenarios like getting up in the morning and checking for urgent mail within seconds, not minutes..."

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