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Asus laptops bypass Windows at start-up

Computex 2008: Express Gate system on show

Asus is trying out its Express Gate Linux software in laptops, a bid to make multimedia files and internet access a snap for users.

Express Gate allows users to bypass Windows at start-up and go directly to the Express Gate screen in just five seconds. From there, users can go directly to the internet, play games or access music and other multimedia files.

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The company has equipped its motherboards with the software in the past and plans to put it in all future laptop PCs, including a few to be launched at Computex next week.

Next week, the company will show off the F8V, the first laptop PC with a hot key to access Express Gate directly instead of waiting for Windows to boot up.

From the end of June, all new Asus laptops will come with Express Gate on board, and all motherboards will come with Express Gate software on CDs so users can load it on their PCs if so desired, an Asus representative said.

For first looks at all the latest products that debut at Computex 2008, visit PC Advisor's dedicated Computex 2008 video blog


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