Ubuntu Eee is a popular Linux distribution designed for Asus Eee PCs. It’s based on Ubuntu Linux, but it’s not an official Ubuntu project and so developer Jon Ramvi has been searching for a new name for the Ubuntu Eee for the last few months to avoid trademark issues. Today he’s announced the new name: Easy Peasy.
I’m not really a fan of the name. Sure, the goal is to create a Linux distro that’s easy to install and easy to use. But I’m not convinced that means you need to stick Easy in the name. Asus managed to make Eee a sort of acronym for “easy to learn, easy to work, easy to play.” I thought that worked pretty well.
But anyway, the next version of Ubuntu Eee Easy Peasy will be based on Ubuntu 8.10 and it will be available on January 1st. Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 has been downloaded over 225,00 times.
Ramvi is looking for a new logo for Easy Peasy and he’s offering up an Eee PC as a prie for the best entry.