If you’re a follower on Twitter you might have noticed that Ubuntu Eee will be rebranded as Easy Peasy. We need help from the community designing the logo! To make it interesting, we’re giving away an Asus Eee to creator of the selected logo. The competition lasts for a week and is closed next Sunday. Update: The competition will be closed December 21st 11:59 PM UTC.

Thanks for contributing your creative mind and time!
Please submit your logos over at the wiki (there’s a Upload file option in the sidebar)

Here’s some ideas I’ve got. This is totally ignorable, but I just wanted to give you something to get going

  • Easy Peasy can sound childish, so the logo must look professinal
  • The complete saying is Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. What about a glass of lemonade?
  • Or A PC with Easy on the back?
  • Or…

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30 Responses to “Submit a logo, win an Asus Eee – Easy Peasy!”

  1. Anonymous December 15, 2008 at 6:35 pm #

    I actually thought the eeepc was called easy peasy when it came out: E’s, E, PC – geddit?

  2. ikkefc3 December 15, 2008 at 7:17 pm #

    I think the new name doesn’t sound very… professional. It’s so childish (or do you think the eeepc is childish too?)

  3. Carson Chittom December 15, 2008 at 8:10 pm #

    I’m sorry, but that’s the stupidest name for an OS I’ve ever heard.

  4. Carson Chittom December 15, 2008 at 8:12 pm #

    Just to clarify: I very much appreciate all the work put into Ubuntu Eee/Easy Peasy, and I use it every day—my EeePC 1000 is my primary computer. So many many thanks to you, Jon, and to all the others putting in the hard work. I just don’t like the new name.

  5. Peter December 15, 2008 at 8:18 pm #

    Man, I thought Easy Peasy was a joke. Woe is me.

  6. Gaspard December 15, 2008 at 9:31 pm #

    Arrgh… “lemon squeezy”??! oh well accept it.. weird names can be ok!

  7. Kevin December 15, 2008 at 10:52 pm #

    Just call it EP and it sounds cool again ;)

  8. capt_crunch December 16, 2008 at 12:09 am #

    I picture some kind of lemon logo that exudes the same professionalism and quality as the Easy Peasy name suggests.

    Many thanks to you, Jon, and to all the others putting in the hard work to make this distro what it is today. I just don’t like the new name.

  9. Serola December 16, 2008 at 9:42 am #

    New name is good! It’s actually nice to be somewhat childish. OS like this should be used on projects like Amazon’s ‘Give one, get one’ deal: http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=721521011

    Children (and also adults) need computers that are easy to use but still takes users seriously.

  10. blondsummer December 16, 2008 at 10:06 am #

    Can you tell us when you’ll close the logo submision ?

  11. Serola December 16, 2008 at 10:51 am #

    Sorry for somewhat commercial link in my previous comment Ramvi. However, the idea was to give full support for new name. Easy Peasy could be used on projects where easy to use laptops are given for children in schools around the world. Although adults need easy to use OS as well :)

  12. macs December 16, 2008 at 4:13 pm #

    Hello! First comment here, even if i’m an happy Ubuntu EEE user :D

    I think that Easy Peasy is a really nice name, much more than the others i see here… so this is way i choose to enjoy the logo contest, hope my work will be appreciated :D

    i just uploaded “V1 | easy peasy lemon” on wiki, in next days i’ll upload V2 and V3 :D

  13. Brendan December 17, 2008 at 4:22 am #

    The ‘lemon squeezy’ part came years after the expression ‘easy peezy’. The expression is one used by pre school children. Squeezy is an established brand of washing-up liquid or detergent. The ‘easy peezy lemon squeezy’ vwersion came about after squeezy became available in a lemon variant and may well have been from a comercial. Either way a allusion to lemonade is just ludicrous.

    ‘Easy’ at the beginning of a brand name, or as a brand itself is a registered trademark, and is aggressively defended by easy group.

    If you have an English mother tongue, this name sounds utterly ridiculous.

  14. jice December 17, 2008 at 11:53 am #


    I had first thought “netbuntu” for “netbooks”

    But “nut” looks like “net” and is funny like a squirrel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blacksquirrelrev.jpg)
    and means also spare like the low cost of netbooks.

    “nutbuntu” may be used for every netbook and with an add-on for eee asus, acer aspire one, dell…

  15. macs December 17, 2008 at 1:59 pm #

    @brendan: from the easy.com website (url http://www.easy.com/thieves/index.html )

    “If there is ever a chance that consumers could believe that a company using the name ‘easy’ is part of the easyGroup when this is not the case, then the easyGroup will move to protect both itself and consumers.”

    i don’t think this is the case!

  16. trin December 17, 2008 at 2:40 pm #

    Hey what about “Easy Peasy EEE”?
    It is Easy, it is catchy and it has EEE in it, so it will get recognized by people. “Easy Peasy” on itself doesnt give any association with EEE nor Ubuntu nor computers.
    Additional bonus: EPE looks a bit like EEE.
    More: EPE is symetric – chance for a nicer logo.

  17. Greg December 17, 2008 at 2:45 pm #


    Lemon Squeezy
    this is the name of a driving School in Edimburgh, Scotland.

    just see the main page:
    “Learning to drive ?
    It’s Easy peasy with Lemon Squeezy”

    … :p

    copyrights problems ahead ?

  18. Jon Ramvi December 17, 2008 at 5:28 pm #

    Greg, thanks for the heads up, but it’s probably not going to be a problem. Can’t trademark a saying

  19. Anonymous December 19, 2008 at 7:22 pm #

    @macs – That you don’t think there is a problem does not alter the fact that any name beginning ‘easy’ is breaching a registered trademark. Additionally the passage that you have quoted rather suggests that you WILL be in trouble and not the converse. Search web to discover how aggressively this trademark is defended in court. I have noticed that Jon has proposed eee PCs with the word ‘easy’ on the lid. I certainly think if I saw a PC with ‘easy’ on it I would instantly assume it comes from the ‘easy’ group.

    Lemon Squeezy is also a registered trade mark.

    The name is rubbish – jellys, or cleaning products being associated with lemons is fine, but cars and computers – that expression is already used to indicate a pile of rubbish. If you have an unreliable car, computer, mixer, washing machine you would refer to it as a lemon.

    Still if you want to use such a daft name, there is always crunchbang! Just watch the outflow- it would be consignia, or mytravel all over again…

  20. Jon Ramvi December 20, 2008 at 4:43 pm #

    Anonymous, please check out the mail from the easy group:

  21. Brendan December 20, 2008 at 10:09 pm #

    Jon – I checked out the email. I guess if you are happy with a name which sounds pants to those with an English mother tongue, and all the restrictions that easy group impose then fine. You just have to see whether easy group ‘feels’ that there is confusion in consumers minds at some point in the future. Seems like out of the frying pan and into …er…another one.

    If you were going for “eeezypeeezy” it would make more sense, though it does look rather eee PC centric.

    Before you hail me as a ‘problems guy’…. here is my solution:

    I would go for either “@tomic linux”(or maybe just “@omic”/”@-omic”) or “lithium”.

    I think a reference to the atom processor is better than to eee. The choice of lithium ties in neatly with the battery technology, and these are the first machines with sensible battery usage possibilities. Furthermore lithium is potentially neat as its atom has three electrons, which would allow a logo to merely allude the the ubuntu origins whilst also alluding to the eee PC.

    But please note the negativity comes from a genuine feeling that you will be shooting yourself in the foot, or maybe just shooting a distro down in flames. The name matters.

    Good luck and all the best.

  22. Alex December 22, 2008 at 7:22 am #

    Wow… I’m just gonna say it. That name sucks.

    I was all excited to install the new version on January 1 and show it off, but I’m not sure I want to let anyone see a system emblazoned with “Easy Peasy.”

    Please rethink!

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