I’ve just put up a page on my impressions of the way hp has customised a beautiful front end for Ubuntu 8.04 on the hp mini 1000 MIE. Click on the tab labelled “hp mini MIE” on the lower edge of the top banner (showing the HP 32S calc) to read.
The page talks about the bundled apps and suggests additional software you may want to add, and the command lines to do this with. (why command line? hp “simplified” the add/remove programs list, probably to keep things safe and orderly for non technical users).
Have a read if you’re interested in Linux for the common man, or are curious about the MIE interface, which I’m tempted to put on my other 2 machines running Ubuntu.
If you’d like to read more on the interface, here’s a good post from downloadsquad.com