Asus "Express Gate" technology allows 5sec cold boot (linux)!
Ok, so the title may have been slightly sensational. However I feel this is some pretty massive news for CarPc owners/users.
This new Asus motherboard (P5E3) has 512MB of embedded harddrive in which it stores OS data. The technology is called "Express Gate" and uses Splashtop to load/store a refined linux kernel. This allows a 5 second boot up into a linux 'lite' version for Internet, VoIP and Email use. Windows can be installed normally onto this machine, but it can boot into either Splashtop or your other chosen OS. Other OS will just boot as per normal boot time - only Splash top is 5 seconds.
Unfortunately you cannot (currently) load windows into that embedded storage, but I'm sure this technology is a sign of things to come. This certainly opens itself up to be hacked/modded by the talent that we have here at MP3CAR and around the world, to allow a windows boot to occur to use that onboard storage :).
300G HDD for media and a 512MB windows kernel that boots in about 5 seconds :p :madgrin: