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Eeebuntu Netbook Remix and OpenGeeeU

Published to Blog on 29 Mar 2009

For the last couple of months I’ve been using Eeebuntu Netbook Remix on my Asus eee PC 900. I’m a true blue Windows user and have been since Windows 3.1 and MS-DOS before that. But I’ve dabbled with various Linux versions over the years to keep up to date and to know enough to get around. Because of this I wasn’t too fearful of buying a netbook without Windows. I’d also done enough research prior that I knew what I was getting myself into.

Eeebuntu was built specifically for the Asus eee netbooks and is based on Ubuntu. The Netbook Remix version (NBR) uses the Netbook Launcher, a customized simple tab-based UI. It makes it easy to find and launch the day to day programs you use on the little netbook – mostly just Firefox in my case.

Another Linux distribution optimized for netbooks, specifically the eee line, is EasyPeasy. I have not run EasyPeasy yet since I’ve been pleased with Eeebuntu NBR, but I’ve read some good reviews about it.

Friday I read about a new distribution released specifically for the eee line, OpenGeeeU 8.10 Luna Serena. OpenGeeeU is based on EasyPeasy and OpenGEU. Here is a description from the site:

OpenGEU, previously known as Geubuntu, is a complete and fully functional Operative System based on the popular Linux Distribution Ubuntu. OpenGEU, a project started and designed by the Italian artist Luca D.M. (aka TheDarkMaster), is perfect for any Desktop, Laptop PC or even for a Virtual Machine. OpenGEU mixes the power and simplicity of Ubuntu and parts of the Gnome Desktop with the wonder and astonishing eye-candy of Enlightenment DR17.

I’m thinking about giving OpenGeeeU a spin, especially after watching this video – it is almost breathtaking.

Here is a link directly to the video on YouTube if you’re having trouble viewing it here:

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  • On 1 Jun 2009 "Guitaraholic"" said:
    Hi, Announcing the Full releases of eeebuntu 3.0! Just to inform you that Eeebuntu 3.0 Standard and NBR editions are now available for download. Links are provided on our webpage! For further information please feel free to email me Or speak to me on the forums http// Thanks for your continued support of our project Paul McDonough aka Guitaraholic Eeebuntu Development Team
  • On 1 Jun 2009 "Dan Hounshell"" said:
    Paul (Guitaraholic) - thanks for the update. I can't wait to check it out!