Asus may have promised earlier this year that it would add its ExpressGate quick boot software to every machine with an Asus motherboard, but so far most of the company’s netbooks are ExpressGate free. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use the software on your Eee PC.
One enterprising user figured out how to make a bootable USB flash disk loaded with the Linux-based ExpressGate software. Just pop it in your netbook and choose ExpressGate from the boot menu and you can access a handful of applications in a few seconds. There’s no need to wait 30 seconds or longer for Windows or Linux to load a full operatng system if all you want to do is access Skype, Firefox, or a handful of other applications that come with ExpressGate.
The instruction guide is much easier to follow if you understand Linux. And if you speak French. For English speakers, you can follow along with the Google translated version, which actually looks pretty good.
While the instructions are for running ExpressGate on an Asus Eee PC 901, the software will likely work on other Eee PC models and other compatible computers. You can find a video demo after the break.