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.

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49 Responses to “Ubuntu Eee's new name!”

  1. Nick December 15, 2008 at 6:54 pm #

    Whatever happened with the poll that was held a while back?

    I was planning on getting the new version, but I just can’t bring myself to say “I’m running Easy Peasy” whenever someone asks me what OS I’ve got on my eee. :P

  2. Kevin December 15, 2008 at 10:49 pm #

    @Nick just call it EP :)

  3. Neil_J December 16, 2008 at 6:02 am #

    This is a Fail of ‘Windows Vista’ proportions.

    Dude, you might know how to throw together a Linux distro, but a Marketing Genius you are not. People downloaded Ubuntu Eee because, well, it was Ubuntu for an Eee. You just cut yourself off from the very people that got you to where you were.

    I’ve been using Ubuntu Eee since it first came out on a 701 (now a 900A), but I swear I’m not going to put something called “easy peasy” on my computer. period.

  4. Allan December 16, 2008 at 6:46 am #

    Jon,

    Do you know if your 8.10 release will be an OOTB experience on the Acer Aspire One? I have made several attempts at installing Ubuntu 8.10 (based on guides on the Ubuntu wiki and the aspire one forums) and, in the end, it needed a custom-built 2.6.28 kernel to do it. As 8.10 runs 2.6.27 does that mean Aspire One will not be so ‘easy’?

    Thanks,

    Allan

  5. Artacus December 16, 2008 at 8:08 am #

    “That’s why we have to make a really good looking and professional logo and webpage.”

    Talk about putting lipstick on a pig! I’m sorry, but no logo, webpage or marketing will be able to make Easy Peasy sound the least bit professional… unless you target audience is professional 3rd graders.

  6. Allan December 16, 2008 at 9:02 am #

    While I am not sold on the name I don’t get the hostility coming from some of the other comments. Who cares! If a distro can give me the OOTB experience I crave on my Aspire One I wouldn’t care what it was called.

    Allan

  7. FabriceV December 16, 2008 at 2:04 pm #

    Peasy : Portable easy…
    Easy Peasy : A geek joke, not a brand name… The linux way to go to wrong side whatever the quality of the projects and humans behind…

  8. LinuxCanuck December 16, 2008 at 3:54 pm #

    How about cheesy?

    Your name is not tech enough. Easy is good because it is descriptive. Peasy does not say anything, except that it is a rhyme. It may be difficult for those coming from cross-cultural backgrounds.

    I pass on the name. I good logo won’t help, either. If I had a choice between installing something called Easy Peasy and Eeebuntu, I would choose the latter without knowing anything about either. One sounds like unappetizing food and the other sounds like an operating system.

  9. Jon Ramvi December 16, 2008 at 4:17 pm #

    Allan, yes, the Acer Aspire one will be supported OOTB :)

  10. furicle December 16, 2008 at 5:41 pm #

    OK – with all the negative comments I gotta put in a positive one.

    I like the name – so there !

    And I’ll try it on my Aspire One once it’s out :-)

    Thanks for all your work!

  11. JSB December 16, 2008 at 9:02 pm #

    It’s fairly obvious everyone hates the name “easy peasy” in fact in makes me queasy. ok so cliche’s aside why go with a name that has had such negative feedback within a community that it is targeted towards.

  12. Brendan December 17, 2008 at 3:33 am #

    I am sure Stelios (of Easy Group) will issue a writ within 2 seconds – he normally does if anyone attempts to use a brand beginning with the word ‘easy’.

    Besides that it sounds ridiculous and infantile, not to mention unimaginitive.

  13. Anonymous December 17, 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    WTH is a peasy anyway? If its Portable Easy why bother with Easy when Peasy alone would suffice?

    If you wanted to sound geeky and follow tradition, you could have used PEWU: Peasy was Ubuntu-Eee.

    Short meaningful names are better for distros, they stick faster.

  14. tasc December 17, 2008 at 5:41 pm #

    worst idea ever

  15. George Herzog December 17, 2008 at 7:07 pm #

    New name?

    “Less-than-4Gbyte-Ubuntu”

    Or something that evokes that understanding. My regular Ubuntu is taking up about 40Gbytes. With the EeePC, the image needed to get down to 2Gbytes, but we are slowly creeping upwards as newer models evolve. Nonetheless, under 4Gbytes offers plenty of functionality and can be placed on nearly all the new generation of Mini-laptops.

  16. hermann4711 December 17, 2008 at 10:18 pm #

    Easy Pee
    ugly
    childish
    non professional
    no!no!no!

  17. hamhock December 18, 2008 at 3:16 am #

    Who cares what the name is, I can’t wait until the new distro is out. Besides Ubuntu was a weird name and we got used it. Why not Easy Peasy(lemon squeezy)!

  18. Curtis December 18, 2008 at 10:28 am #

    http://www.easypeasy.com

    Are you an affiliate?
    Also EasyPeasy?

    I’m happy you are re-branding, but really the name is a really old colloquialism which is not used much. How does it translate?

  19. forlau December 18, 2008 at 11:38 am #

    Come on, the new name is a joke! Its not promising something professional. In german translation its meaning is also “pille-palle”, something so easy a baby could do or something not worth considering. Allthough the netbooks are nice an small, they are not produced for babies. Make a nice abbreviation i.e: STEP (SomeThing Easy Peasy) or EPOS (Easy Peasy OS)

  20. Jon Ramvi December 18, 2008 at 6:05 pm #

    forlau, good idea

    Curtis, nope we’re not an affiliate of easypeasy.com.
    Easy Peasy only means that it’s easy – very easy

  21. AJ December 18, 2008 at 7:16 pm #

    Easy Peasy?! NO NO NO!

    Please (PLEASE!) don’t ruin a great thing. I love using Ubuntu Eee, and with a name like “Ubuntu Eee” you know exactly what it is. “Easy Peasy” is terrible, it doesn’t tell me what OS it is or what hardware it runs on. Plus, it doesn’t have a good ring to it, it sounds like a kids OS.

    Please don’t change the name, I really think the old adage “if it ain’t broke…” fits here well. By all means get a new logo, just don’t destroy the name.

    If I haven’t got through, how about a final idea…take a vote on it. I am sure you will see that the majority of users do not like the new name.

    Regards

  22. Lino Barreca December 19, 2008 at 4:48 pm #

    Come on, Jon..Be serious..
    “Easy Peasy” could be the CODE NAME for the release..
    Not the PRODUCT NAME!!!

    What about NetbUNTU?
    The UBUNTU for the netbooks. :)

  23. Zeke December 20, 2008 at 11:19 pm #

    I know more than one organization considering netbook deployments at the moment. I had shown one important decision maker how good Ubuntu-Eee is, and I bet you can guess how seriously he will take “Easy Peasy.”
    I can put something called “Easy Peasy” on my machine because I am an enthusiast and can overlook something like the name because I already know this OS and project totally kicks ass.
    However, I doubt that newcomers will be able to do that. I fear that a name like “easy peasy” might kill a lot of potential for where this project could go :-/

  24. Chris December 21, 2008 at 4:51 am #

    “Easy peasy”? It’s great if your IT department is headed up by a five year old. The name should really be chosen through a poll. Give the group a dozen to choose from. We need a name that can be said in a professional environment without producing guffaws.

    My 2 cents.

  25. Gary December 21, 2008 at 5:26 am #

    Easy Peasy is a terrible name. It is so childish I couldn’t even mention it to my colleagues without them rolling on the floor laughing. Please pick a name that is more professional and somewhat descriptive. Since it’s Ubuntu for netbooks, some combination of those names would be nice (e.g Netbuntu). I agree with a previous recommendation to let the user community vote for one of a list of possible names.

  26. raymond December 21, 2008 at 3:11 pm #

    I really think you need to keep it simple call it the “easyE remix”

    easy remix 1.0

  27. Dale December 22, 2008 at 7:58 am #

    Easy Peasy is a terrible name, and it’s inaccurate as well. Sorry, but for most people Ubuntu is not easy – Windows Vista is easy. On the other hand if I need a web server, then Ubuntu is okay, but it still isn’t what I would consider easy. I started my computer career on a PDP 11/45, I know what I’m talking about.

    But I think you should go ahead with the Easy Peasy name anyway. It’s a pretty honest portrayal of the Ubuntu-ist mentality, and it will ensure that most corporate accounts will pick some other operating system for their Eee machines.

  28. Jorge December 22, 2008 at 2:34 pm #

    I have Ubuntu Eee installed in my ASUS 701, and it works great, so first of all, thanks!

    I don’t like the new name also. We have Mac OS, why not EeeOS or something that will tell us what we are talking about?

  29. Genjinaro December 22, 2008 at 3:51 pm #

    Nooooo! Do not name your masterpiece (Godsend to the Eee) something as laughable “Easy Peasy”!!!

    I saw your supposed “name change” from Google reader.

    I agree with Jorge, EeeOS woud be good, eOS, E3OS, etc.

    Something that identifies it with the Eee.

  30. alex December 23, 2008 at 3:15 am #

    As mentioned below: “Easy Peasy makes me queasy”

    This is a terrible name and I think it completely detracts from the project. I bought an Eee (rather than an AspireOne) because getting ubuntu up and rather was so much easier out of the box for the eee due to this project. I wouldn’t have found ubuntu-eee.com so easily, or taken it seriously if it’s name was the one proposed.
    I think you’re doing the project a HUGE disservice by not keeping ‘ubuntu’ and ‘eee’ (or derivatives) in the name.

    Why not put candidate names to a vote?

  31. Anonymous December 29, 2008 at 6:43 pm #

    Why not call it “EZPC”?

  32. 962dutch December 29, 2008 at 6:49 pm #

    Seems like “peasy” will turn off a large portion of the male and or adult population. That’s why I suggested EZPC. It’s quick and actually has a chance at being stocked in major retail outlets while getting on board with major manufacturers.

    The name shouldn’t matter, but it does. Just my two cents worth but most of my clients pay big money for said appraisal.

    Aside from that, nice work.

  33. 962dutch December 29, 2008 at 7:11 pm #

    Perhaps try variations like EZPZ, EZP or simply PZ. These are also FAR superior with respect to logo development. For the same amount of advertising real estate you purchase, the fewer the number of letters, the bigger font you can use and the better your product sticks out in the eye of those glancing by.

    Again, just my two cents worth as I’d really like to see this product grab some market share. Nice work.

    p.s. Is there an email I can send you potential logos to?

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