Aurora started life originally in 2008 as the Eeebuntu project; A customized redistribution of Ubuntu; modified specifically for the Eeepc range of netbooks.
Originally a simple collection of scripts and hacks to get Ubuntu 8.04 onto an EeePC it grew into a distribution of its own
By the end of 2008 Eeebuntu had released version 2 of Eeebuntu; over the next 6 months over 400,000 downloads were achieved: Not bad since only 40,000 copies of Version 1.0 were downloaded.
In May/June 2009 the Eeebuntu team released 3.0 to great reviews across numerous review and blogsites such as
To add to the value of Eeebuntu; support for a wide range on non-eeepc netbooks was added to the acpi and kernel.
In September 2009 the team announced work on Eeebuntu 4 (eb4) but the project would see a shift in support. In December we announced that, as well as a Debian base, we would be looking for Eeebuntu to be supported on all systems : laptop, netbook and desktop alike.