Asustek integrates from this month in its entire line of laptops a Linux component that allows users to leave the Windows environment and use a set of Linux products associated with the use of the Internet.
The possibility is guaranteed by Express Gate or Splashtop, the original name of interface graphic when it first started being used on the manufacturer’s motherboards.
Express Gate allows the user in about five seconds to «jump» from the Windows environment to a new screen and then have direct access to the Internet and multimedia applications in an alternative environment. Internet browsing is guaranteed by Firefox. Another application associated with Express Gate is Skype.
In early July, Asus shows at Computex, in Taiwan, the first laptop in its line of notebooks with a direct access key to the Express Gate.
Express Gate will also continue to be used on motherboards, which are now sold with a CD with the product.
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