I’ve only had Easy Peasy for a day but it looks like it’s going to be a good OS for my netbook.
I’ve had my Acer netbook for a couple of years now and have been mildly disappointed with it’s speed and responsiveness. I purchased a model that has a 16GB solid-state drive (SSD) and Linpus Lite for the OS. Linpus Lite is a stripped-down Linux version.
I recently put a Windows 7 installation on and the system was bogged down even more. After a bit of research, I came across Easy Peasy, which used to be called Ubuntu EEE. The installation was really quite easy…
- Download the Easy Peasy iso file.
- Download the Windows installer to make the bootable USB drive.
- Format a USB drive with FAT to prep the bootable drive.
- Change the boot order on the netbook to boot from the USB.
- Follow the directions for installing Easy Peasy into the drive partition I wanted.
A netbook is great for getting some basic work done on a smaller device that fits easily in my bike bag, but I haven’t used it as much in the past year since I’ve acquired an iPod Touch. I’m hoping that with a more convenient OS I’ll rely on the netbook more often.