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.


$ 5 fundraiser is over

It’s been an excitig three days. The fundraiser started on Saturday evening and was stopped after 72 hours. In this time has 250 people around the globe donated $ 5 each. Some donated more than the $ 5 we asked for and we ended up with over $ 1 500!

That means there’s been a donation every 15 minutes around the clock for half a week.

Thank you!

Please remember that you can follow every cent


1 hour left of the $ 5 fundraiser!

230 donations and 1 hour left of the $ 5 fundraiser!

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UPDATE: Re-branding Ubuntu Eee

A couple of days ago I released a post where I announced that Ubuntu Eee will be re-branded as ION. While we were all very happy about this, some were not and said we couldn’t use the name because they have an unregistered trademark.

So sadly the naming discussion continues…