Splashtop is an instant-on commercial Linux distribution targeting PC motherboard vendors and other device manufacturers. It is developed by Splashtop Inc. (which was previously named DeviceVM Inc.).
Limitations and requirements
InternalsSplashtop seems to work with a 512MB flash memory embedded on the PC motherboard. A proprietary core engine starts at the BIOS boot and loads a specialized Linux distribution called a "Virtual Appliance Environment" (VAE). While running this VAE, the user can launch "Virtual Appliances" (VA). Skype is a VA, for instance.
Computer models supporting splashtop
Asus rebrands Splashtop as "Express Gate" for its other products (such as motherboards) as well.
|plashtop Instant On |
Splashtop Instant On is bundled with motherboards, desktops and notebooks by their manufacturers.
Currently, it is available with products from the following manufacturers:
|Notebooks and Netbooks |
|Desktops and Nettops |