We had been told that interesting things like embedding an operable system on the mainboard were coming, but I did not expect to see them quite so soon and I think the cast of the show told you so, as well.
So much for my prescience, eh? Asustek has already done it; embedding the better part of a fully functional desktop on the mainboard. It's out now. You can get it. The embedded system is Linux and quite capable in it's own right. Check it out.