Canonical, the sponsor of the Ubuntu project, has just announced that Ubuntu is now available pre-loaded on the new ASUS Eee PC series. The Eee PC, has a slim, lightweight, compact design with stunning graphics and sound quality. With up to nine hours’ battery life it is it suitable for work, play or study. The Eee PC now ships with Ubuntu operating system, making it one of the most user-friendly PCs on the market. I can speak from experience on the Eee series, I own one of these netbooks and they are excellent when you travel because it’s not too heavy but has a decent amount of power (I’m running Windows on mine) and GREAT battery life. This news is only noteworthy because they are now pre-loading it, I know many of you have been putting it on yourselves for a while.
The Eee PC with Ubuntu is ideal for consumers and businesses; the hardware is sleek and lightweight and energy-efficient while Ubuntu is safe, intuitive and stable. Ubuntu includes a complete office suite making it easy to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations and share them with Microsoft Windows users. A full, rich Internet experience is available with Mozilla Firefox and Adobe Flash pre-installed.
The three ASUS Eee PC models, 1001PXD, 1011PX and 1015PX, is available with Ubuntu 10.10 pre-installed from June 1st 2011 through ASUS sales channels. Many more models will be made available throughout the year.