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Easy Peasy 1.1 released

 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:53 am    Post subject: Easy Peasy 1.1 released Reply with quote

Easy Peasy 1.1 for netbooks has been released (announcement and download access here). "Easy Peasy (formerly Ubuntu Eee) is an Ubuntu-based distribution for netbooks. It uses Ubuntu Netbook Remix graphical user interface and includes open source as well as proprietary software."
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the name! I'll have to read how it differs from Ubuntu Remix. It looks just about the same at first glance.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is pretty much the same. My understanding is that there are no differences under the hood, but there are differences in artwork and possibly the installer. In fact, now that a real UNR has been released by Canonical (versus Ubuntu + remix files before), there is some handwringing on the Easy Peasy site as to what they should do next to differentiate the distro.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed EasyPeasy 1.6 about a month ago.

Installation, like Ubuntu, was a snap.

Unfortunately, it took about five hours to download and install all the updates. OUCH!

But it seems to work pretty well. they're about six months behind the next release and I have to wonder if the "next release" is even going to happen.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What version of Ubuntu is 1.6 based on? Does it run with the old UNE interface, or with Unity?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It runs a version of Ubuntu Nebook Remix. Unity is supposedly coming in their 1.7 release.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interface-wise UNR was my favourite for the netbook; the 10.04 version. Newer versions start up faster, but I think they're less functional on a netbook.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UNR's user interface ROCKED on netbooks!

I think Unity's desktop is FUGLY The "dash" is cool, though.
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