Metrics August 09 – updated with download count

It’s been seven months since I last went over all the Easy Peasy metrics. Since that has Easy Peasy 1.1 been released, I’ve told you about our plans for a social desktop, I announced we’ve reached half a million downloads and I’ve had a warm summer:

GUADEC with Lasse Sætre and Mark Shuttleworth

Let’s get this metrics party started with

  • 2 905 fans
  • 7% women / 93% men. That’s one percent more women fans since January
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  • 1949 users. 1000 more then back in January
  • 4 new forum users every day
  • 7012 posts divided into 1690 topics


  • Sourceforge is down, so I have to get back to you with this
  • Easy Peasy has been downloaded over 627.000 times

Half a Million Easy Peasy downloads!

March 2009 is over and we’ve been fooled into April. That means that the number of downloads from March are in,

500 000 downloads!

and we’re proud to announce that we’ve reached over half a million downloads!


Metrics January 09 – updated


  • Ferry, for making netbook specific scripts and doing the packaging
  • Christopher, for ironing out the bugs I create
  • Massismo, for the good looking logo
  • Andy, for accepting the position as head of marketing
  • Rikard, for doing an amazing job as head of the forums
  • Chris, Merethe and Tor, for helping with the rebranding
  • Marie, mom, Daniel, Mimir, Svein, for help with selecting the logo
  • Lars and Thomas, for publicity
  • Anyone else who has contributed their time submitting logos, commenting, editing the wiki, helping others in the forums etc.
  • And everyone who has contributed funds


  • The main page has well over a million views
  • It’s translated into 21 languages
  • There’s 1010 pages where 202 are real articles
  • 5 edits per page (5 221 edits)
  • 428 file uploads
  • 4,2 million page views
  • 678 registered wiki editors
  • Most viewed pages are: Main page, Get Easy Peasy, User Guides
  • Google Pagerank 5 (even though it’s not the front page of Ubuntu Eee any longer)
  • A visitor is on the wiki for a average of 1,5 minutes
  • There has been over 2 million pages views in total
  • Where 1,3 million are unique page views


  • 2 329 fans,  6% female / 94% male
  • 42% between the age of 25 and 34 (29%: 18-24)
  • 12 new fans every day
  • 15 fan photos


  • Maximum number of users online at the same time is 141
  • 914 registrated users
  • 3048 posts divied into 641 topics
  • 15 posts divived into 3 topics every day


  • 101 updates
  • 1,2 every day
  • About 400 replies


Google Trends

Not too many changes here..


Since the release of Ubuntu 8.04.1 has Ubuntu Eee not only been shared though Mininova, but has been hosted by Mininova as a featured download


  • Ranked as the 431 most popular software on Sourceforge
  • 317 000 is the total amount of downloads
  • Which equals 117 Tera Bytes


Google blog search

Google news


  • 317 000 direct downloads +

Again, thank everyone for helping out – together we’re creating the best operating system for netbooks.


Ubuntu Eee's new name!

Ubuntu Eee was started last December. It was just a script which fixed some of the issues that came with Ubuntu when installing it on an EeePC. In June was Ubuntu Eee released as a whole operating system. There was a new release already in September which really showed the potential of Ubuntu Eee. Softpedia ranked Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 “The perfect operating system for your Asus Eee PC!”.

The script back in 2007 was downloaded about 3 000 times, the first release of Ubuntu Eee was downloaded about 60 000 times and Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 has been downloaded over 225 000 times!

With this is Ubuntu Eee ready for it’s next leap. We want to bring the ease of Ubuntu Eee to all netbooks.
Because that’s what it’s been about: it’s easy. It’s the operating system you install and start using, real plug and play. The new release will be rebranded and released on January 1st. We wanted Easy in the new name. We’ve gone over it for several months, though the answer was right in front of us: It’s an Easy (operating system for a) PC – Ubuntu Eee will be rebranded as Easy Peasy.

Some loves the new name while some think it sounds childish. That’s why we have to make a really good looking and professional logo and webpage.


Statistics: August 23rd – Page 3 of 3


We had a survey running for about a week on the front page of I received 141 answers – thanks for you time!

Most 46% thought a medium number of changes was done to Ubuntu to turn it into Ubuntu Eee. Not many changes were applied in this first release (but the 8.04.1 release is awesome) and it’s sad if we go around fooling people. 27% thougth we had made many changes. It’s sad that we haven’t been good enough at telling you what’s actually new.

61% are very satisfied with Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 – which is amazing. And only 9% thinks it sucks.

We also got a lot of comments. I’ve read all of these and taken notes. Some people said some nice things. Thanks :)


The Sourceforge statistics just got back online. Ubuntu Eee has been downloaded 39 056 times from Sourceforge!

It has been download 10 061 times with BitTorrent.

One download is in average installed on 1.36 machines which means
Ubuntu Eee is used by 52 739 people around the globe!

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