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ASUS P5E3 Deluxe Ships With Embedded Linux, Firefox, and Skype

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  1. JacKz5o New Member

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    The ASUS P5E3 Deluxe motherboard, which is based on the X38 chipset, is planned to ship with an embedded Linux operating system called SplashTop. SplashTop is an instant-on Linux desktop being created by DeviceVM and will be launching in a few more days on October 10. The OS has a quick boot up time of only 5 seconds. Once fully booted, users can enjoy instant access to commonly used functions such as browsing the internet on Firefox and talking on Skype VoIP.

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    good job!
     
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    Sounds sweet, but if I got a top end mobo like this, I'd like to do more than browsing the net and using VoIP
     
  4. JacKz5o New Member

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    Heh same. At least its not an RoG board, it would probably cost $100 more just for the name :p
     
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    very good idea, no doubt intel will be taking note.
     
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    I like this idea. I don't always turn on my computer with the intention of gaming, so having the ability to just surf the web could come in handy.
     
  7. JacKz5o New Member

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    Same, if only they could also integrate Pidgin, Xfire, or some other IM software.. that would be great ;)
     
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    I have to say, Im impressed by Asus and what not. Embedded software like this is a nice option to have and it gets you up and going with no worries. Mundane tasks to be sure, but its a nice little twist to a MOBO. Id like to see more offered, even in the AMD camp.
     
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    That is very interesting, I'd have to try it to see if it is what I believe it is from that article, or if it's something more. Definately very cool, and I can see this becoming standard implementation maybe to use a low power mode when not wanting to do more than basic stuff like wordpad, surfing, tunes, and when wanting to game or heavily load the system, full boot to XP.

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    Thats sweet.. I think Asus were aiming to have an easy "switch on" system, console-like style. Methinks Asus got it right.
     
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    Nice. :)

    I wonder if these solutions will be more popular when the GPU-in-CPU-things comes.. I hope so. :)
     
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    VERY interesting indeed!
     
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    nice, but does PC use the same amount of energy? no power saving options or what?
     
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    This should be the wave of the future and should cut down on piracy. Wonder if we will ever see MS take this idea seriously. IE no more DVDs, all OSs are now on chip.
     
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    I hardly ever even turn off my PC. I set it to sleep mode, and when I hit the power button, I get fully functional Windows Vista in 1 second.
     
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    What an amazingly clever idea! Servers do it... clever.
     
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    now if they integrate utorrent and have the ability to mount you HDD, then it would be sweet.
     
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    It seems that ASUS always makes these ingeneuous ideas that make life a heck of a lot easier.
     
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    Intel already has Robinson (flash on a chip on the mobo). Probably Asus taking an idea from the Intel camp. It'd be nice to see if you could load Windows onto this chip then use the hard drive for games and such.
     
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    lovelly idea, next upgrade might be this board
     
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    This is also a way to get people to try other software besides the usual microsoft offerings. Besides obviously being cheaper, it's clever marketing as you will IMO.
     
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    Yes this is a great idea.. but keep in mind that for the price of this motherboard, you can probably build yourself a small dedicated Linux box :)
     
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    sounds great for porn
     
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    seems a good idea, i just hope the linux doesn't have the usual asus support
     

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