Splashtop- Motherboard with OS

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by aigle, Oct 30, 2007.

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  1. aigle

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    Review by Phoronix.
    It seems very nice, but it should have backup tools, torture/test/stability tools and basic media playback.
     
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    Why boot a full blown Windows/Linux to check a news site or play some media files? What's better that having a quiet environment to do hardware testing/stressing, backup, firmware upgrade, etc.
     
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    I have read before Intel launching a mobo with disk imaging built-in!
     
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    Good memory :D
    Intel didn't launch that mobo after all. I guess that it's a future product.
     
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    Well, I´m just not sure if I would really use it on a day to day basis, I mean web browsing is cool and all, but if you want to do something else, you will still need to boot the whole OS. But perhaps it can play a role in data recovery (like Bart PE) and system cleaning too, who knows?
     
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    Right. An embedded OS is useful for trivial tasks: basic media playback, light web browsing, check webmail, etc.
    Data recovery, virus scanning, test of stability on overclocked systems, hardware troubleshooting, etc.
     
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    I just wonder that using internet and playing media files etc on it might open an new door of security worries/ problems etc.

    Either the embedded OS should be Read-Only or it should be usable only for data recovery, imaging backup etc.
     
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    IIRC, the Phoronix's review mentioned that user files will be separated from system files.
    I think that this thing already has security measures in place.
    But yes, if it's writeable, it can be compromised.
     
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    Too risky game IMO.

    It,s best to keep it Read_Only and to be used only for data recovery, image backup etc.
     
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