Partnering with Device VM, ASUS plans to bring millions of motherboards to market with an instant-on OS.
Device VM’s “Splashtop” Linux-based operating system will be included in ASUS’ P5Q Deluxe, P5Q-WS, P5Q3 Deluxe, and P5Q-E motherboards. It will boot in ten to fifteen seconds and give users access to common features such as Internet access and VOIP. Mozilla’s Firefox browser and Skype are two applications that will be included.
ASUS has plans to integrated the Splashtop operating system into all of its motherboards at some point.