Easy Peasy for Netbooks 1.0 Released (aka Ubuntu Eee)

Easy PeasyEasy 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.

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