EasyPeasy 1.6 released!

The team has been working hard to bring you the best netbook experience: EasyPeasy 1.6. It was released April 26 2010.


  • New boot system and new boot artwork (Uses Plymouth)
  • 1.6 sports full removal of the hal package, making EasyPeasy faster to boot and faster to resume from suspend.
    • 25% faster boot (cite)
  • Brand new interface
  • Built in integration with Twitter, identi.ca, Facebook, and other social networks with the MeMenu in the panel.
  • The likewise-open ¬†package, which provides Active Directory authentication and server support for Linux, has been updated to version 5.4.
  • New default open source driver for nVidia hardware
  • Improved support for nVidia proprietary graphics drivers
  • All packages are upgraded


Download (MD5: 0aec57ca3863d089ada4affa282f783b)
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We are hard at work making upgrade from 1.5 possible


EasyPeasy 1.6 update. Week 15

EasyPeasy 1.6 is finally more or less complete. Even though it’s not ready for download, I’m updating you like this because I promised to do so. What’s left to do is updating to the latest linux kernel (which is what improves hardware support and battery life) released later today. Also, it’s a little big (830 mb download) so I will work at slimming it down.

What you’re seeing here is based on the, not yet released, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid. We’re keeping the great artwork by Lasse and Mark and have changed the default theme to Ambiant. This theme gives us a sleek monocrome looking top panel. There are also changes to the desktop launcher which now slides through your installed applications. Pidgin Messenger has been swapped out with Empathy. The Empathy team has the same mission as us – to make it work out of the box: Chatting, sharing, remote desktop connection etc. all works without any configuration.

I’ve been sitting a lot at the same place developing this, so I thought I’d share a pic with our avid blog readers. This is my desk at home.


EasyPeasy covered in Ubuntu User magazine

EasyPeasy netbook OS coverage in Ubuntu User magazine

EasyPeasy gets coverage in the recent Ubuntu User issue. According to the article, “Is that a netbook in your pocket? Boot Up”, the EasyPeasy website was used for its introduction and start in investigation of netbook distributions. The pdf including coverage of EasyPeasy netbook OS can be found at Ubuntu-user.com.

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Help us make EasyPeasy better – take the survey

EasyPeasy strives to provide you with the best netbook operating system experience. As always, we welcome you to help us make EasyPeasy better and a netbook OS that really suits your needs. Please, take the survey here. (no longer active)

Users, your needs are at the heart of EasyPeasy’s philosophy. In this manner, we are adopting agile development and Lean Startup methods, in which surveys are considered to be an important tool. We hope that you will take the time to complete the survey, and thanks to the guys over at Survey.io for providing a great tool.


What Twitter clients are most popular among EasyPeasy users?

Social network aggregation clients have become increasingly popular among netbooks users, and there is a variety of clients to choose among. Using Facebook and Twitter, we have asked the EasyPeasy community for what Twitter clients they prefer. The results, showed in the diagram, is merely an overview of what Twitter clients use and is not limited to EasPeasy.

EasyPeasy Twitter clients usage

According to EasyPeasy users Tweetdeck (23,3 %) was the most popular, followed by open source Gwibber (16,7 %). Some three percentages reported Gnome Do as their favorite client. This is interesting as Gnome Do primarily is an application launcher with a built in Twitter feature.¬† As you can see from the diagram, the “Others” group makes a pretty big share. These are the Twitter clients that counted less than two votes. In total users reported 23 different clients.

What are your preferences using social network aggregation features with EasyPeasy and netbook operating systems?

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