I've been wanting to do some video blogging for a while. Recently, I was hanging out in an office building in Santa Cruz. I walked around and asked people about their computer usage. Here are the results!
People often ask us why it is that they can only get Splashtop as pre-installed software on new PCs, but cannot download it onto their old computer. While some of this has to do with business issues, I want to cover the technical side.
Much of our engineering is dedicated to making Splashtop start up in seconds. After all, this is what people love about Splashtop. It turns out that to do a good job at starting up, you need to do many optimizations for the particular hardware that you run on. Here is an example:
We're joining the Moblin initiative! In fact, we're issuing a press release all about it. Do you know what Moblin is? I didn't either so I did some research. Simply put, Moblin is an initiative championed by Intel to create open source software for netbooks and mobile internet devices (MIDs) enabled by the new Atom processor.
In case you missed it, Wilson Rothman at Gizmodo wrote an awesome article about one of the first Voodoo production units scored by a reviewer. While he gushes about how thin and sexy it is, he spends a considerable amount of time talking about the Voodoo Instant On Solution (VIOS). Here's a snippet of his comments: