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Phoenix Strikes HyperSpace Deal With ASUS

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Published on 21 January 2009 09:02 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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ASUS was the first company to ship SplashTop, an embedded instant-on Linux environment, on any of its products. They began by offering SplashTop on select ASUS motherboards, then it turned into ASUS notebooks, and then to many more ASUS products. However, Phoenix Technologies has now wooed ASUS into shipping HyperSpace on their notebooks.

On the day HyperSpace officially launched we delivered a full in-depth review of this Phoenix Technologies product that aims to compete with SplashTop. It's a lightweight Linux operating system embedded into the firmware of the system or on a hidden disk partition and allows the users to quickly access a Firefox-based web browser. Acer and other OEMs are beginning to partner with Phoenix to offer HyperSpace on their mobile-oriented products, but pulling in ASUS is quite significant considering their involvement with DeviceVM's SplashTop.

The press release regarding this strategic move can be read on the Phoenix Technologies web-site.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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