Ubuntu Eee undergoes
cheesy Easy Peasy rebrand
New distro eyes up netbook market
An Ubuntu Linux-based distro landed this week for netbook users with the annoying sounding name of Easy Peasy 1.0.
Easy Peasy, previously known as Ubuntu Eee, has dropped the Eee tag to signal that they’re gunning for more than just the Asus netbook market.
The new moniker, logo and website should also help the outfit distinguish itself from Ubuntu’s sponsor Canonical or netbook vendor Asustek.
“The Easy Peasy (formerly Ubuntu Eee) project is not affiliated with Canonical/Ubuntu, nor is it affiliated with Asus/Eee PC. Easy Peasy is a stand-alone project and is under re-branding to avoid these trademarks,” it said.
The distribution is loaded with the “Netbook Remix” user interface, which includes both open source and not so open source software. It can be downloaded here.
Easy Peasy said it is in talks with suppliers about having its OS loaded on netbooks from the middle of January, although it didn't reveal which vendors it was targeting. ®
What to do with the iso?
Why, you click System -> Administration -> Create a USB startup disk on your Ubuntu machine, and point unetbootin at the Easy Peasy iso.
My Eee started on Xandros, rapidly went to eeeXubuntu, tried Ubuntu 8.10, reverted to eeeXubuntu and is now firmly on Easy Peasy 1.0 which (a) Just Works and (b) rocks.
What's the point?
Like some others said, what's the point of this fork? I thought it was great when Ubuntu didn't work out-of-the-box on my EeePC, but now that Ubuntu 8.10 works fine, I really don't see the use of this. So what's the point again?
Re: AC's Guide for Some people are too dense to use a computer
I take it you have never had to do anything that involves talking to users of any system, let alone any support role?
The most stupid people are usually those who are derogatory about other people - they are usually hiding how little they know about a subject by belittling others - often, as in your case, falling flat on their face because they completely misunderstand what is being said and have very little experience of subject