hp 10-in mini?
noc at hdk5.net
Tue Nov 24 03:34:06 UTC 2009
Gary Kline wrote:
> I rarely glance at any come-on advertisement, but I just got
> one by amazon that has a $380 HP Mini 10" computer for $200.
> I want to use something about this size for my type-and-speech
> computer. I'm thinking more of the ASUS 9" notebook. What
> are people's thoughts on this?
> (Yes, this is still an attempt to drive sales in a bad
> downturn. etc. Still, altho these tiny computers many be
> manufactured in the same plant by the same corporation, it may
> not make any difference.)
> anybody on-list who cares to share?
I have one running Ubuntu Linux on the HD. It works ok on a wired or
wireless network with a Fixed IP. The automatic gui for setting up the
network failed to work and stay where it was set so I wrote the file
myself using a fixed IP etc. I also run FreeBSD 7.2 on it on a plug in
flash drive using Manolis DVD copy. I paid $400. with extra battery and
Haven't set up the wireless for use with Coffee Shop wan yet.
Tech support for the mini is from India and I know more than they do
about Linux and haven't used Linux in years.
The Mini has had no problems except the touch pad is usless. Touching
the pad is a click or several same as the buttons.) I found out that by
touching the light above it turns it off so you can use a wireless mouse
which works well. HP Tech support did not know how to disable the
touchpad. A terminal is brought up by alt/f2.
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