Aurora (formerly named Eeebuntu) (not to be confused with EasyPeasy, formerly known as Ubuntu Eee) is an operating system for netbooks. The current version is based on Ubuntu, though newer versions will be based on Debian Unstable. Eeebuntu was designed originally for the Asus Eee PC line of netbooks.
Eeebuntu was created in Dec 2007 by Steve Wood. At that time Eeebuntu was little more than a collection of scripts applied to a live Ubuntu image. As the project matured the post install scripts were dropped in favour of a modified kernel that contained pre-compiled hardware drivers.
Other developers took interest in the project and by December 2008 Eeebuntu had grown into a Linux distribution in its own right with around 1,500 registered forum users. Eeebuntu 2.0 was the first Eeebuntu version to completely remove Ubuntu branding and use its own artwork and themes.
Eeebuntu has 4 versions:
Base - 565MB ISO footprint, reduced number of pre-installed applications.
Standard - A compiz enabled full desktop with a number of pre-installed applications.
NBR - Using the Ubuntu Netbook interface with a number of pre-installed applications.
LXDE - Utilising the LXDE desktop and a number of pre-installed applications.