Announces plans to expand shipping of Express Gate distro to all new purchases

Asus extends Linux offer to all motherboards

Asus has announced that it will be extending the range of motherboards that ship with its Express Gate version of Splashtop Linux to its entire range.

The vendor had previously only included the Linux distro with its most expensive models. The software is stored on special flash memory that comes with the motherboard. Purchasers can still load on their own preference of OS – including other Linux distros including Unbuntu – but the vendor is hoping that the move will see the number of users increase dramatically.

"In response to great user feedback, our plan is to proliferate Express Gate across our entire motherboard product portfolio, starting with over one million motherboards per month," said general manager of Asus’ motherboard division, Joe Hsieh.

"Consumers want to turn their PCs on and off like any other appliance, and Express Gate has made that possible."

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