writes "Phoronix is reporting on DeviceVM's SplashTop popularity. In addition to ASUS (which started including it not only on all their motherboards but also on laptops — calling it Express Gate), other companies seem to be interested in this kind of technology.
HP will be introducing a similar technology called Voodoo IOS Linux.
Details, however, have been short on this Voodoo IOS Linux. tells Phoronix,
Representatives for DeviceVM have declined to comment whether Voodoo IOS is a re-branded version of SplashTop, but all signs are that it is.
Phoronix also reports that Dell is planning to introduce a similar technology :
Engadget has shared details surrounding the Dell E and E Slim. These notebooks are direct competition to the very popular ASUS Eee PCs. [...] The E and E Slim also ship with what Dell is calling "BlackTop" for providing an instant-on Linux solution. While BlackTop sounds quite similar to SplashTop, indications are that this is a separate solution from Dell.
Maybe, The Year Of The Linux Desktop still isn't there. But right after Asus' EEE PC has showed that this might potentially be The Year Of The Linux Laptop, maybe we are here witnessing the seeds of The Year Of The Linux BIOS too."Link to Original Source