I'm sitting here on the porch swing Police, navigation and typing on my trusty HP 2133. It was the first netbook I bought a little over two years. Since then he has really done yeoman duty. He has been on many trips with me, both long and short, was dragged through Switzerland, in my bag, and of course that was used in the home, on the porch in the garden, and elsewhere. I'm going to Iceland in a couple of weeks this summer, and I hope you'll take me as well. It is not fancy or elegant, it was a very big screen by today's standards, and the touchpad buttons take some getting used to. The keyboard, however, is a masterpiece. He is shown as 92% of a full-size keyboard, but honestly, I feel very little difference in the main writing area. The buttons are large and have a sense of comfort and design is good.

My current favorite Linux distribution, SimplyMEPIS is found in 11 (RC1). Although it is still a release candidate, had no problem with it at all. It installs and starts from a USB key, and the office that it is well proportioned 8.9 "1024x600 screen:
This is a normal plasma KDE desktop, which often choose not to use on a netbook. The alternative is the netbook KDE desktop, I think it looks especially good in the Mini-Note.

Things have not always been so rosy for the Mini-Note, of course. When it first came out the material was so different from anything else available at the time he had great difficulty in getting a Linux distribution to work properly on it. Here are some examples:

The frequency of the VIA C7-M has not been working step by step, making the processor run at full speed all the time. The failure of a large Mini-Note is that it can run very hot, and what really aggravates this problem. It took several months for the changes needed to be developed and integrated into most Linux distributions.

VIA Chrome9 graphics adapter was a nightmare at first. I think a lot of this problem has been confused by VIA, watered down and sometimes misleading information about the drivers of open source development. In the end, they never produced anything that was generally useful, but fortunately openchrome FOSS driver has at least enough to provide reliable performance in 2D, and has since been incorporated into the most popular Linux distributions. There is still no or high-performance 3D graphics card Chrome9 support, though.

The Broadcom 4312 wireless adapter is still quite new in 2133 is released, suffered from some of the same problems as his successor adapter 4313 is today .. Again, a sub-optimal support for Broadcom exacerbated this problem. Works great now with the latest version of the b43 driver, but several of the most widely used alternative common STA / wl / broadcom-wl driver, still significant performance issues and performance.
VIA VT1708 / A High Definition Audio Controller has led many audio drivers (audio and users) crazy long. It is now managed by the HDA Intel driver.

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