When 8.04.1 is released we should have a neat feature page. But we need someone to do the job. Do you have basic HTML and javascript knowhow, please consider contributing some of you time. The job is mainly about stealing the sleek Ubuntu feature page and changing it to be running an Eee. I hope Ubuntu won’t mind in the spirit of open source: http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/804features/

We need your help, not only if you’re a coding geek. Please give me a comment about what’s great about Ubuntu Eee? Please take a look at this post and take that into consideration.

My ideas

  • that we’re using the easy and good looking Netbook Remix interface
  • Firefox 3 and it’s great features
  • that it works seamlessly with Windows and Apple machines
  • OpenOffice – the full office suite
  • Possible to connect to the internet though you phone
  • All the available software. Free and high quality. Upgrades all drivers and software in one click

But as I said, we need your feedback on what we should advertise

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No Responses to “Call for help: Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 Feature Page”

  1. Stamat August 7, 2008 at 2:41 pm #

    I’ll try what i can! But i think it will be easier to build a exact replica…

  2. AntoMan August 7, 2008 at 3:28 pm #

    I’ve just installed Ubuntu eee on my brand new Asus eeePC 900, with Adam’s dedicated kernel and the experimental “Ubuntu Notebook Remix” applets from the repos of the Ubuntu team which is developing them.
    I must see … it’s really fun-tastic!!
    Personally I’ve appreciated all the features I’ve found, and I wanto to add these apps: GnuCash, Wesnoth, Wi-Fi finder, Brasero, OpenOffice Base and Math.
    But, on the other side, a very small version of Ubuntu, like the existing Puppy Linux dedicated to the eeePC, might be nice to try, too. With apps less “heavy” than OOo, Firefox & TB, and/or the possibility to choose which apps to install or not among them.

  3. Stamat August 7, 2008 at 4:26 pm #

    Yo! Ive gathered the source from ubuntu’s site adn archived it! http://rapidshare.com/files/135564073/UbuntuFeaturesSite__Source.tar.gz.html
    Now to just edit it! I can do it, it’s extremely easy just give me instructions what text to put where and some screenshots! Instead of this monitor ill find corespondent ASUS Eee laptop and make a functional animations!

  4. roastroe August 7, 2008 at 11:01 pm #

    Jeg har eeePC 2G surf.Jeg har overført Ubuntu 8.04(Iso image) til corsair usb pinne(4GB) ved hjelp av UNetbootin.Deretter har jeg inst ubuntu på 4GB sd kort.Flashdisken ble etter inst formatert.I bios har jeg satt oppst fra sd kort(1.prioritet).
    Problem:Den vil ikke boote fra sd,Hvis jeg har usb stående i 5 sek går oppstart fint.
    Trenger råd for å boote fra sd kort.PS:er newbie.

  5. Jon Ramvi August 8, 2008 at 10:15 am #

    roastroe, please write in English – and please direct your question to our help department: http://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu-eee
    I’m afraid I don’t know how to solve your problem.

    Stamat, thanks a lot! If you would be so great as to change the screen to an asus eee, I’ll write in some features and make some screenshots.

    I haven’t gotten any feedback on what to include though

  6. sponge August 9, 2008 at 8:55 am #

    I’d definitely be interested in whipping something up maybe this weekend. If you’d like, get in contact with me via e-mail or IRC (sponge|TWL on freenode.)

  7. Charles August 9, 2008 at 7:15 pm #

    i guess u want to target existing Linux users and new eeepc users who might not have Linux experience.

    saying that it works seamlessly with Windows and Apple machines is a bit ambiguous (& misleading) – perhaps something like good compatibility with most Windows/Mac OSX file formats (ie. …. ) to ensure a smooth transition or something

    -Simple but full-featured desktop that you can easily build around (installing the appropriate software) for your own need

    -emphasize the good things about Netbook remix

    -emphasize your <2GB installation size

    -not much tweaking required for the EEE hardware

    -outstanding community support from your wiki/Ubuntu forum or something?

  8. sponge August 12, 2008 at 4:36 am #

    Had a little extra bored time, so I whipped something up:


    Let me know what you think. If you want to use it as is, or use it as a base or whatever, feel free.

  9. Jon Ramvi August 12, 2008 at 11:59 am #

    Charles, thanks for the feedback!

    sponge, thanks a lot! Can you email me or upload the source somewhere? I will merge your page with the javascript from Ubuntu’s feature page which Stamat has fixed.

  10. sponge August 13, 2008 at 1:05 am #


    Should be online there.

  11. Jon Ramvi August 13, 2008 at 2:50 pm #

    Thanks for the contribution sponge!!

  12. Lu August 13, 2008 at 6:35 pm #

    Make 8.04.1 with Eee PC’s durability in mind: reduce disk I/O, support for advanced features of Atom CPUs like SpeedStep.

  13. Picur August 17, 2008 at 11:38 am #

    If you still need this new feature page, I have made a mockup.

  14. rivetingweb August 18, 2008 at 1:55 am #

    New 2G Surf owner, eager for the new version. I’m willing to help with the feature page. Contact me to let me know timeline and design constraints.

  15. Jon Ramvi August 19, 2008 at 12:14 pm #

    rivetingweb, Picur, check your email! ;)

  16. Sarah August 21, 2008 at 3:40 am #

    Personally, I think it’s the little things that’d do it. Like using “elevator=noops” in grub for SSD based EEE’s. How’d you’d go about scripting that… I don’t know.
    Remix would also be a good place to go as would, perhaps having scripts to automate the squashing of /usr… even supply the squashfs+lzma stuff for extra packing.

  17. Malcolm Bastien August 26, 2008 at 1:32 am #

    Now have you though about whether you’ll integrate a features page into the wiki at ubuntu-eee.com? Or instead create a different front-end to ubuntu-eee separate from the wiki on something like a WordPress platform?

  18. Jon Ramvi September 6, 2008 at 8:10 pm #

    Malcolm Bastien, sorry about the late reply! The feature page and the new donation page will be separate pages. What meets you when you go to ubuntu-eee.com and there’s a huge link to the wiki

  19. James October 5, 2008 at 10:49 am #

    How about replacing OpenOffice with AbitWord and Gnumeric. Smaller, faster, and just as capable. I don’t have space for bloat on a 4GB drive…

  20. ziogian October 27, 2008 at 1:30 pm #

    you are doing a great job with ubuntu-eee.
    I have a suggestion, don’t limit your work only to asus notebook, include the original ubuntu kernel so other people (like me, with my MSi WIND U100) can use ubuntu-eee.
    Another suggestion..publish the configuration file used in you very fast kernel…so anyone can start from a point and make a kernel optimized for his machine..
    BTW..ubuntu-eee work fine with MSi wind, wit the exception of LAN (wireless don’t work out of the box in original ubunto too) and bluetooth.

  21. Stephen A. Leone November 2, 2008 at 5:03 pm #

    well, First off, I’d like to thank all the very nice people for making this remix……over all the experience so far has been mostly positive, with just a few bugs…I had to run the install program three times before it seemed to be working properly…I did get one or two odd errors (“can’t write system files to disk” was one )…once the OS was installed, onto a dual boot 1000ha that had xp on one partition already, everything worked except the wireless, which seemed to struggle to log on to my wireless router sitting four feet away…once connected, it did not work at all. I followed some of the suggestions on line and installed wicd and removed network manager, and now everything seems to work just great……maybe not quite as responsive as I’d like, but no slouch either..looking forward to working with it a lot!!!

    Thanx again…

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