Following the lead of Asus, MSI will be including a Windows XP driver disc with every MSI Wind laptop, whether you order a PC running Windows or Linux. For some reason HP decided to wait until the HP 2133 Mini-Note had been out for a few weeks before posting Windows XP drivers online, but MSI has gone ahead and added a bunch of drivers to the MSI Wind support site even though the PC won’t be released for at least another few days.

If you dig around the MSI Wind U100 page, here are some of the things you can find:

  • A BIOS file
  • Windows XP LAN drivers
  • Windows XP CardReader drivers
  • Windows XP WLAN drivers
  • Windows XP VGA drivers
  • Windows XP Touchpad drivers
  • Windows XP Chipset drivers
  • Windows XP Bluetooth drivers
  • Windows XP Audio drivers
  • A system control manager application for Windows XP
  • Instruction manuals in 24 languages

There don’t appear to be any Linux support files at the moment, but MSI doesn’t plan to release the Linux model of the Wind notebook until the XP version has been out for a little while. In the meantime, I’m sure members of the Linux community will try their hardest to find the best way to run Ubuntu, Puppy Linux, and other distributions on the MSI Wind.

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One reply on “MSI Wind drivers for Windows XP now online”

  1. ACER NETBOOK SIGHTING! Not that this is related to this article, but I was doing my usual rounds searching for sites that are listing any new netbooks and I stumbled across a very scant listing for Acer’s new netbook on COMPUTERS4SURE.com which is essentially a sister site to Office Depot and Tech Depot. If you search for Acer Atom, 2 machines pop up – a blue and a white unit, both for 372.95. The scant specs are just they have 512MB/80GB/8.9 screen. No indication of OS – probably Linux due to the 512MB, but I’m not sure since it has the 80GB HD which was described as for the XP machine. You can actually place an order, but it’s not in stock. No salespeople to talk to until Monday, so that’s all the info I got. But the price is very good if that’s the XP version, and not too bad for a linux machine with the atom. Stay tuned for more info…

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