Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Does the Operating System matter?

Does the operating system matter anymore? While ubiquitous broadband isn't everywhere, if your machine is online all the time, there are currently some options to push more of the processing into the cloud.

The Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard comes with Splashtop instant on technology. This is an almost instant boot time Linux environment that provides various programs like Firefox and Skype without booting into a full operating system.  Linux is still used to manage the programs but is mainly in the background, no RPM, no smtp daemons, etc.

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