You may rememĀ­ber this post where I waxed poetĀ­ic on the someĀ­what-easy installĀ­aĀ­tion of Easy Peasy Ubuntu on my eeePC 8G (itā€™s a 701). Well, believe it or not, Iā€™ve nuked Easy Peasy and am now runĀ­ning EeeĀ­buntuā€¦and the install was even easier!

What got it all starĀ­ted was this post about the ā€˜base ediĀ­tionā€™ of EeeĀ­buntu. This secĀ­tion caught my eye:

To accomĀ­modĀ­ate the variĀ­ous capĀ­abĀ­ilĀ­itĀ­ies of the vast Eee product line, EeeĀ­buntu comes in three difĀ­ferĀ­ent ISOs: EeeĀ­buntu StandĀ­ard, NetĀ­book Remix, and Base. A week and a half ago, EeeĀ­buntu released verĀ­sion 3.0 of its Base ediĀ­tion, the lightĀ­est and tightĀ­est of the three ISOs.

And since I was someĀ­what disĀ­apĀ­poinĀ­ted by the speed of Easy Peasy, and Ubuntu was now two verĀ­sions newĀ­er than my curĀ­rent install, I thought it was time to update.

So, by folĀ­lowĀ­ing these simple instrucĀ­tions to set up my USB stick, installing EeeĀ­buntu went flawĀ­lessly. And it took much less time than my iniĀ­tial Easy Peasy install. Iā€™m a happy camper.

As the EeeĀ­Buntu site menĀ­tions, EeeĀ­buntu Base is the bare-bones operĀ­atĀ­ing system.

ā€¦is the smalĀ­lest, lightĀ­est and most stripped down of the three ISOā€™s. Apart from Gnome and its usuĀ­al conĀ­figĀ­urĀ­aĀ­tion applicĀ­aĀ­tions, FireĀ­fox, restricĀ­ted extras and the EeeĀ­conĀ­figĀ­ure applicĀ­aĀ­tion, thereā€™s little else, which means itā€™s up to you to add as few or as many as you need.

Which means that even on my first-genĀ­erĀ­aĀ­tion netĀ­book, itā€™s much faster than the Easy Peasy, XP, or even the oriĀ­ginĀ­al Linux OS whoā€™s name I canĀ­ā€™t rememĀ­ber right now.

Time will tell how it works out, but so far, for simple netĀ­book tasks, itā€™s a champ.