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ASUS Motherboard Ships With Embedded Linux, Web Browser

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this
link. ]

“The good folks over at ASUS have sent over the P5E3 Deluxe,
which is based upon Intel’s new X38 Chipset and continues in the
usual ASUS fashion of pushing new (and often unexpected)
innovations onto the motherboard. Without spoiling the review of
this motherboard that will be published shortly, the ASUS P5E3
Deluxe is one of the most innovative motherboards we have seen to
date and it packs one very exciting and unusual feature. 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 Internet. 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…”


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