One of the best distros for older hardware. Easy to install, very quick and with the minimal install you can pick and choose what apps you want to use. Extremely compatible with a wide range of hardware. In my cas it was the only distro I wass able to get installed on my Dell latitude D430 after issues with luibuntu, Mint XFCE and Q4OS Scorpion.
Resource usage is around 178mbs at GUI which is amazing.
Underated and undervalued but make sure to give it a look.
Version: R10 Rating: 4 Date: 2017-09-26 Votes: 0
Like the wallpaper...green!
Sort of fast but also my CPU fans are working overtime for some reason with just file manager open. Curious and memory running about 280mb...on a laptop?
Perhaps it's could be a better distribution if Ubuntu was discarded, no need for an extra layer of just bloat.
Has potential but not in it's current state.
Wish them luck!
Version: R10 Rating: 9 Date: 2017-09-14 Votes: 10
I having testing and playing around with Microwatt i3 for a bit, and I must say it works quite well. It is very light, from a cold boot it uses 150mb or RAM and while performing tasks it can use up to about 500mb. Microwatt offers a very lean i3wm, the ISO is about 600-odd mb's but comes with the basics to get you started. Obviously i3wm is extremely customisable, so one can rice to their hearts content.
My only issue is that you cannot be 'su', only sudo, this can be a problem for some programmes or applications as su is needed.
Microwatt seems to be quite stable, and has the Debian Synaptic Package Manager available to use, but also being Ubuntu based one can use PPA's which is the noob friendly way of installing certain things.
I hope that the development of Microwatt i3 continues as its a nice experience.
Version: R10 Rating: 3 Date: 2017-09-06 Votes: 0
Used Watt when it was Debian based and thought it was the fastest distro around. Since returning to Ubuntu and the bloat it has really slowed down. The ram usage unusually high too.
Very common in it's appearance with nothing note worthy to comment on.
Gave a few days of trial run and decided to remove it my machine.
This was once an excellent distro, why the developer decided to go back to something as bloated as Ubuntu strangled the distro.
Wish them luck,
Version: R10 Rating: 9 Date: 2017-06-01 Votes: 3
Watt_OS is a very stable and reliable desktop.I have used a version of this OS for 4 years and with the stability of Ubuntu, it has never let me down and continues to be my OS of choice.
Version: R10 Rating: 9 Date: 2017-03-19 Votes: 7
One of two underrated distros (the other being Peppermint). Very fast loading and based on Ubuntu which makes it a very stable system and runs on older computers. Uses LXDE for the desktop and Synaptic and Canonical for package management which is also appealing. I prefer the Xfce menu and wish they offered it but otherwise an excellent distro.
Version: R10 Rating: 5 Date: 2017-02-22 Votes: 3
Pros: Fast. Selection of DEs.
Cons: Very bland distro. Not much reason to use.
Version: R10 Rating: 9 Date: 2017-02-04 Votes: 5
Watt_OS will have to be one of the most underrated distros. It is, in my opinion, an extremely stable and versatile distribution. It works, where others fail. I can only recommend it to anyone, who is looking for a system that needs to perform day after day - and it's very pleasing to the eye as well !!