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The Stalwart HP 2133 Mini-Note

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I'm sitting here on the font porch swing, browsing and typing on my trusty HP 2133. It was the first netbook that I bought, a bit over two years ago. Since then it has really done Yeoman's Duty. It has been on numerous trips with me, both long and short, it has been dragged all over Switzerland in my backpack, and of course it has been used around the house, on the porch, in the garden, and wherever else. I will be going to Iceland for a couple of weeks this summer, and I expect to take it with me then as well. It isn't sleek, or stylish, it doesn't have a very large screen by today's standards, and the touchpad buttons take a bit of getting used to. The keyboard, by contrast, is a masterpiece. It is listed as 92% of a full-sized keyboard, but I honestly feel very little difference in the main typing area. The keys are large and have a comfortable feel, and the layout is good.

My current favorite Linux distribution on it is SimplyMEPIS 11 (RC1). Although it is still a Release Candidate, I have had no problems with it at all. It boots and installs from a USB stick, and the resulting desktop is well-proportioned for this 8.9" 1024x600 display:

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