When I took a look at Pinguy OS Mini a few weeks ago I was impressed with the Linux-based operating system’s ease of use and simple interface for computers with low resolution displays… like netbooks. But somehow I failed to notice that the developer also has a version of the operating system designed specifically for netbooks.

It’s called Ping-Eee, and in case the name wasn’t a giveaway, it’s designed to play well with Asus Eee PC netbooks, but it should work well on many other mini-laptops as well.

The operating system comes with Jupiter pre-installed. That’s a utility that makes it possible to underclock or overclock an Intel Atom processor to deliver better performance or battery life. The developer has removed several applications which use a lot of memory since most netbooks ship with 1GB of RAM or less.

The disc image is 1.38 GB and you can either burn it to a disc to install or use UNetbootin to install Ping-Eee using a USB flash drive.

via webupd8

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5 replies on “Ping-Eee Linux: An operating system designed for netbooks”

  1. I am looking for a recommendation for a linux OS for my Lenovo S10-3T that has good support for the touch screen. Any recommendations? This looks nice and finger-friendly so I might try it, even if I don’t wind up using the screen.

    1. IF you are dual booting Windows, 1st install Windows with no network drivers (so that it does not touch the internet at all).
      Then, Try this:Install Kubuntu then also install Lubuntu (and boot both from the login screen selection).  For fast OS use the LXDE based Lubuntu, and it you got the RAM and Horsepower (RunCore or other fast SATA SSD) then you can use the KDE4 Netbook goodness as well.  After installation look for the tool that you can use to set it up so that it does not see an NTFS partition at all.   Don’t forget to use DirSyncPro for your backup duties AND TruCrypt (EasyCrypt with Ubuntu repos) for encryption of USB devices with your stuff (what ever business needs you keep portable, always encrypt it).  In Fact, you can encrypt the whole netbook or laptop (but that is an other story).

      1. Can install LibreOffice, use Gwenview, DigiKam, K3B, and other KDE apps launched from Lubuntu GUI.

  2. Awesome! I missed that too. I’ll try it out on my IdeaPad S205. 

    You should do a review on moonOS! I just found it and it looks interesting and light.

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