Our mission has been to

  1. Create a linux distribution which doesn’t scare new users, which fully supports the Asus Eee and gives the user the best software available – even if it isn’t open source and to
  2. build a big community who both cares and contributes back to the project.

Mission accomplished

  1. With the release of Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1, this task is completed. Ubuntu Eee is easy to install, easy to learn and easy to use.
  2. The newest statistics show that the community really cares about Ubuntu Eee and contributes greatly back to the project.

Increasing our scope

People have been asking if Ubuntu Eee can be run on other netbooks, like the Acer Aspire One. While it might run, the Aspire One isn’t supported.  Our new mission is to

  • fully support all netbooks and be the obious choice of OS for new netbook owners

The branding wasn’t suppost to be changed untill Ubuntu Eee 9.04, but it has now been proponed because of the email from Canonical.

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  1. capawi September 10, 2008 at 8:48 pm #

    good news, though i hope this will not sacrifice any eee compatibility.

  2. Midnite Mac September 10, 2008 at 10:15 pm #

    Good point,

    I hope that we can stay focused and keep functionality as well.

    I do want to go GOLD soon…

  3. Jon Ramvi September 10, 2008 at 10:36 pm #

    capawi, eee support will only continue getting better :)

    Midnite Mac, Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 is gold :D

  4. Xenon September 11, 2008 at 4:39 am #

    Jon, actually, what are the differences between the GOLD and the RC2 I am using just now (yep, I am working at night at the office and here I am enjoying Hang-On arcade on the EEE ^^ )



    PS: I’ve answered your email. Thanks very much.

  5. Midnite Mac September 11, 2008 at 5:37 am #

    Hey Jon,

    You have mentioned/replied again to me (see above) that Ubuntu 8.04.1 is GOLD? The thing that has me confused? And perhaps others, is that I have been waiting for an official announcment in the ‘community updates’ section of http://www.ubuntu-eee.com that this is now been released and marked as a GOLD release.

    Thank you,
    Midnite Mac

  6. Zharco October 29, 2008 at 11:33 am #

    Portee – For portable computers, and ee gives the smallness and encapsulation.

  7. Jon Ramvi November 30, 2008 at 9:39 pm #

    Better late than never:
    Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 was released on September 5th. Ubuntu 8.10 will be released on January 1st: http://www.jonramvi.com/ubuntu-810-release-date/

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