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HP Mini 1000 Mi Comes With Friendly Linux Distro

Feb 20, 2009, 21:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Nicholas)

"The home screen houses three vertical panels. The panel on the left houses mail tasks by integrating the Mozilla Thunderbird mail client, the one in the middle acts as a web browser and the one on the right contains photo thumbnails and an integrated music player. By using a vertical layout, webpages in the browser usually won't need horizontal scrolling. Moreover, there is a taskbar containing boxes for each application running and a program launcher application. You can choose to run a certain application on the entire screen.

"The various programs bundled with the system are easily accessible. HP chose to organize the applications in several tabs, including Internet, Media, Utilities, Work and Play. The Internet tab lets you access the Mozilla Firefox 3.04 web browser, the Pidgin IM client and Skype. Media contains icons for the webcam manager, along with photo, video and music managers."

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