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.
- 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.