Good news everyone! No, really. It appears that the reports of HP 2133 delays were greatly exaggerated. At least a few folks have already received their computers. Several jkOnTheRun readers report getting their deliveries this morning. Not much to report so far. Apparently there’s not much in the box. Just a computer, battery, adapter, and a few sheets of paper with instructions. No quick restore CD? Hmph.
Of course, OpenSuse is available for free on the web, but I’m curious to see:
- If HP includes any special software or tweaks to the Linux operating system
- If HP makes the OS available as a download from its support site
Still, I can’t wait to get my box and whatever comes inside.
Update: I just checked the support page for the HP 2133, and while there’s plenty of software including drivers, multimedia software, and BIOS configuration tools for Mini-Note computers running Windows Vista Business and Home Basic, there’s no support listed for OpenSuse or Windows XP. It’s not clear at this point whether you’ll have driver support if you install Windows XP from your own disc, but it’s possible that some of the Vista drivers will work. I’ll keep you posted if and when I get my hands on a Mini-Note and create a hard drive partition for installing XP.