Last Updated on: 20th July 2023, 12:47 pm
Web site: eeebuntu.org (not active)
Origin: United Kingdom
Desktop environment: GNOME
Based on: Ubuntu
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.0-beta1 | February 28, 2010
Eeebuntu (or Aurora (the latest name) formerly known as Ubuntu Eee) – a variant of Ubuntu specifically for the asus eee-pc and other netbook type computers, such as the Asus Eee PC line of netbooks. Aurora started life originally in 2008 as the Eeebuntu project, a customized redistribution of Ubuntu.
Originally a simple collection of scripts and hacks to get Ubuntu 8.04 onto an EeePC it grew into a distribution of its own
Four versions were available of Eeebuntu: Standard, NBR (standard with Ubuntu Netbook Edition), Base and LXDE.
In May/June 2009 the Eeebuntu team released version 3.0. To add to the value of Eeebuntu; support for a wide range on non-eeepc netbooks was added to the acpi and kernel.
In September 2009 the team announced work on Eeebuntu 4 (eb4) but the project would see a shift in support. In December we announced that, as well as a Debian base, developers would be looking for Eeebuntu to be supported on all systems : laptop, netbook and desktop alike.
As the project developer said:
“Ubuntu is getting more and more trouble adjusting with every release, and if Debian unstable is right for Ubuntu, it’s certainly right for us.”
The project started in December 2007 and was founded by Steve Wood.