Light weight netbooks operating system Leeenux hits version 2.0

Leeenux is a light weight Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Netbook Remix. It takes up just 1.2GB of disk space and has a user interface that’s designed for netbooks with screens as small as 7 inches. In other words, it plays well with first generation Asus Eee PC models.

Last time I checked in on Leenux was a few months ago. But the developer just sent me a note to let me know that Leenux has been updated from version 1.3 to version 2.0. The latest update brings a number of new applications including Firefox 3.7 beta, Thunderbird and Lightning for calendar, email, and contact management, and a number of emulators for old school Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis games. Because you know, when you’ve only got a limited amount of storage space and screen real estate, old school gaming is the way to go. Or something like that.

You can grab Leeenux 2.0 from the project download page.

  • michael

    This would be ideal in a Smartbook. Brad, what happened to the Smartbooks?

    Big drama in CES but nothing now. Typical manufacturers. Are they coming out now or 2020?

  • Mikez

    Just to speculate, part of the delay may be all of the activity and churn in the RISC suppliers.

    ARM development gets a lot of press, but MIPS isn't being left out, noticed just
    this week that they now are claiming 1.6Ghz for their dual, concurrent core
    (think: HyperThreading).
    Haven't read anything recently about PPC, but I am sure they aren't sitting on
    their hands over there either.
    Nor is TI, if they could just get the part price down…

    I would hate to be in the “Directory of Systems Engineering” seat right now -
    by the time your crew had the board layout ready for the fab shop -
    the processor core you picked would be obsolete. ;)

    I have been retired a long time now, but I am guessing this situation is part of
    the problem with actually seeing any of the “soon to be released” SmartBooks.

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  • Mikez

    Just to speculate, part of the delay may be all of the activity and churn in the RISC suppliers.

    ARM development gets a lot of press, but MIPS isn't being left out, noticed just
    this week that they now are claiming 1.6Ghz for their dual, concurrent core
    (think: HyperThreading).
    Haven't read anything recently about PPC, but I am sure they aren't sitting on
    their hands over there either.
    Nor is TI, if they could just get the part price down…

    I would hate to be in the “Directory of Systems Engineering” seat right now -
    by the time your crew had the board layout ready for the fab shop -
    the processor core you picked would be obsolete. ;)

    I have been retired a long time now, but I am guessing this situation is part of
    the problem with actually seeing any of the “soon to be released” SmartBooks.

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