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By | Kelly Fiveash 7th January 2009 16:19

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. ®

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