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