This week HP announced the Envy 133 and details surfaced surrounding the Dell E and E Slim. These new notebooks from HP and Dell will each ship with an embedded Linux environment, which the manufacturers have dubbed Voodoo IOS and BlackTop, respectively. Both Linux environments appear to be quite similar in concept and similar to the instant-on SplashTop environment for notebooks, PCs, and motherboards, which DeviceVM Inc had pioneered and then ultimately introduced last year. In this article we have more information on HP's Voodoo IOS and Dell's BlackTop and whether they're actually using SplashTop for powering the system or have developed their own proprietary distributions.
I would like to try splashtop, but the boards with it are too expensive for me (I would try em if somebody wants to send it to me). Maybe the cheaper solutions which require an install on hd are more easy to customize to add some needed things like a link to a console app and maybe unzip. Without a console window I can not be happy with a linux system - then it can boot in 5 s or faster thats not what I like