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HP 2133 Mini-Note - The Verdict is In

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| In summary, I don't see how we could be more pleased with these Mini-Notes. 
| It's nice when you buy something with a specific use in mind, and it turns 
| out that it serves that use very well. It took me a fair amount of work to 
| get them loaded and configured the way that I wanted, but a lot of that was 
| because of my personal preference; for Pat's, in particular, if we had simply 
| stayed with the preloaded SuSE Linux we could have just used the Mini-Note 
| straight out of the box. Mine, of course, came preloaded with Vista, which 
| was absolutely unusable, so I had to do something. Although it is a bit 
| tedious, now that I have the exact procedure to get various Linux 
| distributions loaded on it, I could take a new one out of the box and have it 
| ready to go in an hour, easily. With the price having come down, because of 
| the introduction of newer models from HP, I think these 2133 Mini-Notes have 
| become one of the best values available!            


Review: HP Mini 1001TU with MIE

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| Linux compatibility is a strong point with the HP Mini. The current release 
| of Ubuntu Linux, Intrepid Ibex (8.10) supports the system almost flawlessly. 
| Suspend-to-ram, wireless, bluetooth, and the webcam are all supported. This 
| isn’t terribly surprising given that HP’s own Linux interface for the Mini, 
| the Mobile Internet Experience (MIE) is based on Ubuntu Linux with a custom 
| front-end.     



Irate e-mails reveal HP, Microsoft strife

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| A surprise decision by Microsoft jeopardized its relationship with PC giant
| Hewlett-Packard a year before Windows Vista's release, according to internal
| e-mails unsealed late Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle. The messages,
| between top Microsoft and HP executives, shed new light on the
| behind-the-scenes turmoil that preceded the operating system's troubled
| debut.
| "You have demonstrated a complete lack of commitment to HP as a strategic
| partner and cost us a lot of money in the process," wrote HP executive
| Richard Walker in a January 2006 message to then-Microsoft Windows chief Jim
| Allchin. "Your credibility is severely damaged in my organization."


HP's Mini 1000: Sometimes a Road Warrior Needs a Good

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| Most netbooks don't have the horsepower to run Vista, thus the older
| operating system. Some come with the option to have a Linux distro as your
| out-of-the-box OS. The Mini 1000 doesn't offer that option, but another
| model, the Mini Mi, has similar tech specs plus a Linux OS that HP
| calls "Mobile Internet." HP's warning: The Linux command line interface is
| disabled on that edition.


Hands on with HP's Mini 2140 netbook

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| Luckily, HP also offers Windows XP and XP Professional on the Mini 2140, as
| well as SUSE Linux.


HP Updates Desktop Virtualization Software

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| HP is also rebranding its desktop virtualization suite as the HP Virtual
| Client Essentials, and adding Linux support for its broker software, called
| Session Allocation Manager, which runs only on Windows today, HP said.


PC makers move closer to a post-Windows world


HP expands mini-notebook line in time for holidays

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| HP is really going after "digital snackers" with a second model, the HP Mini
| 100 with MIE (Mobile Internet Experience). This model, available in January
| at a starting price of $379.99, does away with a traditional operating system
| in favor of an HP developed Linux platform that is designed for specific
| applications. You can get e-mail through a Thunderbird client, web browsing
| through a Mozilla-based browser and access to all your photos, videos and
| music.


HP revs netbooks: Attempts custom Linux OS

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| Hewlett Packard on Wednesday rolled out a netbook lineup designed to play
| catch up with Dell, Asus and others. But the real interesting play here is
| HP’s move to develop a custom Linux operating system for one of its netbooks.


HP gets serious about Netbooks

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| The HP MediaStyle interface is available on the Mini1000 MIE version, which
| comes with Linux rather than Windows XP like the other two models. MediaStyle
| sits on top of Linux and is a dashboard that takes users to music, IM,
| photos, videos, and the Web with one touchpad click, which HP says will
| shield users from ever having to interact with the open-source OS.


HP's 'End Run' Around Windows

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| As Hewlett-Packard steps up efforts to make Microsoft's operating system
| easier to use, some want to devise a rival version with Linux
| [...]
| Others in HP's PC division are exploring the possibility of building an HP
| operating system for mainstream desktop and notebook computers based on the
| open-source Linux system, which competes with Windows, say people familiar
| with the company's plans. The goals may be to make HP less dependent on new
| releases of Windows, and to strengthen HP's hand against Apple (AAPL), which
| has gained market share with computers that boast innovative features and
| inspire a loyal following of users.


HP Works On Digital Photo Frame With Netbook Features

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| HP is currently working on a new convergence device that aims to bring
| together the virtues of both the digital photo frame and netbook.

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