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Linux-based HP Mini Mi ships with command line disabled

Jan 09, 2009, 10:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erica Sadun)

"I contacted HP to ask why it had disabled the Linux command line interface. HP offered the following statement from Jonathan Kaye, the Director of Consumer Notebooks at HP:

"The HP Mini 1000 with Mi is designed for the consumer who wants to do the main activities with their computer such as email, browsing the Internet, and chatting without worrying about operating systems or what is inside. HP is focused on the user experience and developed the HP Mini 1000 with Mi for the mass consumer market that wants a complete mobile Internet experience and not just a Linux computer. As this is HP’s first product with a custom user interface built on Linux, HP is very open to customer feedback that could help improve the experience."

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