A month ago we were first to deliver an in-depth analysis of the DeviceVM's SplashTop
(along with subsequent updates
), which was found on the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe
motherboard and re-branded as an "Express Gate" feature. SplashTop is an "Instant-On Linux Desktop Environment" that can be executed off the motherboard and you can be using Skype or Firefox within a matter of seconds. It's one of the most interesting motherboard innovations we have seen in a while and holds a lot of potential. Only weeks later Phoenix Technologies introduced their SplashTop rival
. Phoenix's Linux-based HyperSpace is like SplashTop but can be initiated at anytime while within another operating system.
Anyhow, this is just an advanced notification that the source-code release of DeviceVM's SplashTop will be happening very soon
. According to the SplashTop blog
, the code release is imminent while a more formal SplashTop SDK will ship at a later time. Once the SplashTop source release is available, we'll of course post an update (with another possible article).