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> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Splashtop Linux conquers Asus laptops
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>> | It's a small step for an operating system, perhaps, but it could be
>> | another giant leap for Linux. DeviceVM has announced that its Splashtop
>> | 'instant-on' Linux is to appear on Asus laptops from this summer.
>> | The news follows the DeviceVM's recent coup of persuading the
>> | influential Taiwanese PC company to embed Splashtop - which Asus calls
>> | 'Express Gate' - on all its motherboards, out of the blue putting a type
>> | of Linux in millions of mainstream computers for the first time.
>> Asus to launch laptops with instant-on feature
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>> | Five new laptop models from Asus will incorporate DeviceVM's Splashtop
>> | instant-on software, the computer maker said Thursday at the Computex
>> | show in Taipei, Taiwan.
> Interesting Ausus grabbing all the headlines with run away success of Linux
> on laptops and motherboards.
> Other taiwan manufacturers must somehow be shackled by micoshaft into not
> going the same competitive route.
> They should get together en-masse to discuss the micoshaft situation between
> them and take micoshaft to court for anti-trust violations AGAIN.
> I'm sure there is more here than meets the eye.
Asus has been _all over_ the news since they started working on Eee PC (Linux)
and then some projects like SplashTop. They were barely visible before that
(in the 'trade journals').
It's a headache to some American companies, whose 'knowledge workers' (read:
those exploiting modern-age slavery in $1/hour chip-sweat shops located in the
east) have to reassess margins.
~~ Best of wishes
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