Easy Peasy 1.0, previously known as Ubuntu Eee, was released earlier this week.
This distribution, obviously based on Ubuntu Linux, is/was originally optimized for the Asus Eee PC lineup, but it looks like they are branching out, since the new website officially calls it “easy peasy for netbooks”, complete with a new logo. Part of that is due to rebranding – the people behind Easy Peasy wanted to make it clear that they are not endorsed/affiliated with Canonical (Ubuntu) or Asustek.
It uses the “Netbook Remix” user interface, and includes software that is both a mix of open-source and non-open-source software.
Among the features oriented towards netbook owners – easy to install from USB flash drives, versus having to deal with optical media. The interface/GUI is also oriented towards the smaller and/or non-standard display resolutions that some netbooks have, allowing for easier navigation and application loading.
From what I can tell, it’s based on Ubuntu 8.10, Intrepid Ibex, which is the latest general release.