MIE : Lightweight Linux Distro from HP

MIE is a lightweight Linux distro from HP which has pretty low system requirements to run efficiently even on ARM powered laptops. This Linux distro has WIFI, and bluetooth support as well which works like a breeze on any other laptop, it has been successfully tested on Acer Aspire One.


Totaling a ¬†size of 900 MB, the ISO needs to be written to be placed on a 2 GB pen drive which can be made bootable with HP’s own software that you can get here.

HP, cleverly calls this the “Mobile Internet ¬†Experience” instead of Linux, to lure customers with Tuxphobia into using this new laptop.

As you can see above, the MIE has great looks and the functionalities on offer are equally good. This is quoted to be “The best thing that happened to Ubuntu”.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at Techarraz.com. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.