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I got it working easily on my netbook, but I found the video lagged when I tried watching anything other then YouTube. Uninstalled and decided to dual boot with Xubuntu, which has been working fine for me so far.
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Going to try it.

Also, which is better? This or wubi?
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We had an Ubuntu Installfest here a few days ago, installed Ubuntu on 32 different laptops and even one desktop using wubi without hassle... It was a remix of Ubuntu 10.10 called Super OS (lots of extras already available)... so wubi tends to work...

... what doesn't work is a high profile site singing the praises of something like this that seems half bakes and can only give a bad impression of GNU/Linux to people frown.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by _GTech;12639643 
Did anyone actually get this to work?

And if you did, did you like it?

I got it to work.
My mobo came with express gate so it was nothing new to me nor did i like it much which is why express gate was turned off in the first place
I couldn't change resolutions. and i really did not get a linux experience from this
I use debian, mint, and ubuntu so I know what lunix feels like and this is not it
It's only usefulness would be if you want to get on the net without waiting 30 seconds for your system to boot up
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Quote:
Originally Posted by W4LNUT5;12576557 
from a vm of a windows distro maybe? idk. There is no ISO, so it has to be installed through windows.

That's a little bit of a deal breaker. I mean, if it's not reliant on Windows itself, then what's the point of not having an ISO option? Sure, have a wubi-like installer for most... but what if you don't have a Windows installation? Or don't want to keep your windows installation?

Then again... I suppose that if you didn't want to keep your windows install or knew how to burn an ISO... you wouldn't want this distro rolleyes.gif.
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Originally Posted by W4LNUT5;12576536 
Eh, it's basically "chromeos" wannabe for Windows users.
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Splashtop has been around longer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splashtop
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It looks nicer then the ASUS Express Gate
Is it possible to replace Express Gate with this?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by karan.t;12642595 
It looks nicer then the ASUS Express Gate
Is it possible to replace Express Gate with this?

Yeah, just disable Express Gate in your BIOS, it's like under tools or something..

After you disable Express Gate install this while in Windows...

If you don't have Windows, then Splashtop really won't work for you..

Furthermore, I believe Splashtop was designed for Netbooks or Notebooks, more or less...

Just making sure everyone is aware of this fact...

It would be better to use Ubuntu than Splashtop if all you want to do is run something fast for your desktop... Linux Mint 10 is really super fast and was designed to be just a basic desktop, loads uber fast too. biggrin.gif
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ASUS has been using this for a while now.
   
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ChromeOS beta test?
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