Eeebuntu is a custom version of Ubuntu Linux designed for netbooks. And the latest version, Eeebuntu 3.0 is based on the recently launched Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, which means it has all the latest features included in a standard Ubuntu installation. While Canonical, the company that maintains Ubuntu, has built improved support for netbooks into Jaunty Jackalope, Eeebuntu 3.0 uses a custom kernel designed to work with all of the hardware and custom hotkeys on most Asus Eee PC netbooks.
Eeebuntu comes in three versions, Standard, Base, and NBR. The standard version includes a basic Ubuntu installation plus some extra bells and whistles including Compiz desktop effects and popular applications including OpenOffice.org and the VLC Media Player. NBR includes the Ubuntu Netbook Remix interface. And the Base edition is a stripped down version that comes with fewer applications. This means the operating system is faster to download and takes up less space on your computer. You can always install the missing apps or others after the operating system is installed.
Eeebuntu Base 3.0 is now available for download. The developers hope to make Eeebuntu Standard and NBR 3.0 available soon. A new version using the light weight LXDE window manager should follow soon after.