The ASUS sneak attack. The most interesting story the media is downplaying is the ASUS announcement that it will have a ROM boot chip on all its motherboards, which will boot Linux instantly on start-up. When you flick the switch the machine is instantly on. (It's about time.) Of course, you will have to press another button for the machine to load Windows.

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Created by extra 9 years 25 weeks ago
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9 years 25 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago


A different view

It's "subversive" and a "sneak attack" in another way. If it takes one button-push to get to Linux and two button-pushes and a wait to get to Windows, will people really be patient enough to boot into Windows?