Asus' ExpressGate 2.0 Instant-On OS Demoed

Earlier this month, the technology industry gathered in Germany for CeBit and Asus was there to demo the company's second iteration of ExpressGate. Notebook Italia (via Engadget) captured it all on video.

Everything looks a little sleeker than before, and as Engadget's Donald Melanson points out, Asus seems to have taken a few from Palm and WebOS' cards system. There's also a simple little dock for applications and more customization options, which allow you to change desktop themes and UI. Perhaps most notable is the addition of touchscreen support to accommodate the Eee T91MT and Eee T101MT 

Check out the video below.

Asus' Express Gate 2.0

*WebOS Image Credit: TechRadar

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  • igot1forya
    What they should do is give you the Instant ON feature and while your surfing the WebOS portion the real OS is loading in the background. This way you can opt to jump between when you do want the full blown OS.
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  • victomofreality
    Igot1foryaWhat they should do is give you the Instant ON feature and while your surfing the WebOS portion the real OS is loading in the background. This way you can opt to jump between when you do want the full blown OS.


    See now that would be smart so it's never going to happen...
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  • purplerat
    I have an ASUS laptop with this feature and I find it completely useless. Love the laptop as a whole but I never use the instant on OS.
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  • Tomtompiper
    This is going to be an essential on portable systems, and a desirable on desktop systems when you just want to check something quickly.
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  • hoof_hearted
    Too many vendors are making these custom OSs when you want to "check something quickly". What really sucks about most of these proprietary solutions is their lack of interoperability. In a perfect world, all email, contacts, etc should export and import from CSV for all cellphones, OSes, etc.

    Where people really get screwed is when they start depending on these solutions, then when it comes time to upgrade or change to something else, they are stuck because they have no easy way of getting their data out of the device.
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