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wattOS is a fast desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Using the lightweight Openbox window manager as its default user interface, the distribution strives to be as energy-efficient as possible so that it can be used on low-specification and recycled computers.



Average visitor rating: 7.23/10 from 22 review(s).



wattOS Summary
Distribution wattOS
Home Page http://www.planetwatt.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.planetwatt.com/forums
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.planetwatt.com/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://planetwatt.com/new/index.php/downloads/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews R10: Fossbytes
R6: Lunux Za Sve (Croatian)
R5: DarkDuck
R2: FOSSwire
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-09-01: Distribution Release: wattOS R10
 • 2015-05-31: Distribution Release: wattOS R9
 • 2014-05-11: Distribution Release: wattOS R8
 • 2013-10-10: Distribution Release: wattOS R7.5
 • 2012-08-26: Distribution Release: wattOS R6
 • 2012-02-27: Distribution Release: wattOS R5
 • 2011-08-14: Distribution Release: wattOS R4
 • 2011-01-10: Distribution Release: wattOS R3
 • 2010-06-23: Distribution Release: wattOS R2
 • 2009-07-13: Development Release: wattOS 1.0 Beta 3
 • More wattOS releases...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
Feature R10 R9 R8
Release Date 2016-09-01 2015-05-31 2014-05-11
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 642-727    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop i3, LXDE LXDE, Openbox LXDE, MATE, Openbox
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems     Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List r10 r9 r8
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.13.5) -- -- --
chromium (71.0.3578.98) -- -- --
cups (2.2.10) -- -- 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.5
firefox (64.0) 48.0 38.0 24.5.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (8.2.0) 5.3.1 -- 4.7.2
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.23 2.18 2.18
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.24.2) 3.18.9 3.10.8 3.12.0
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.12.0) -- -- --
kmod (25) 22 15 9
krita (4.1.7)      
libreoffice (6.1.3) -- -- --
linux (4.19.9) 4.4 3.13 3.13.10
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.99.1 0.5.0 0.5.5
mariadb (10.3.11) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- 1.8.0
mesa (18.3.1) 11.2.0 10.1.3 10.1.0
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) -- -- --
NVIDIA (415.18) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.2p2 6.6p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1e
perl (5.28.0) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.3.0) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.6
qt (5.12.0) 4.8.7 -- 4.8.5
samba (4.9.3) -- 4.1.6 3.6.6
systemd (239) 229 204 --
thunderbird (60.3.3) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- 2.0.3
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.18.3 1.15.1 1.12.4

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7.2
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Version: R10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-14
Votes: 2


WattOS is a distro that I discovered a few years back, simple, lean and amazingly fast. It was with Debian only then and has since returned to Ubuntu which is fine with me. Not a bloated distro, simplicity to the next level.

Pros: Like the theme, sort of catches the attention of a first time user, very nice and quite suited. Everything works out the box OOTB and very stable. Easy to install without issues and beautiful reboot into low ram usage 170mb on my laptop!

Cons: Not any, been on my laptop for years and zero issues!

Highly recommend WattOS, did think it was a bit better with just Debian!


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Version: R10
Rating: 4
Date: 2018-10-15
Votes: 4


My favorite color is green, like this lots and now wattOS is mine favorite to. Been use for about 4 years now and have learned so much, install was hard but login more difficult to.

Ubuto is grate, lots of pretty icons and other colors. Serch web with internet and now send emails. watt is a lot of fun, why spell watt and not what?

Think like other person read here, maybe auto-log begood and easy way to put icons in choices. Real nice and gave high ratings, maybe a 1 next time.




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Version: R10
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-10-04
Votes: 8


WattOS is my favorite distro and loves Ubuntu. Easy to use because it simply does so much for the user that you don't have to know much to use it. Good for anyone just newly coming to Linux and don't want to be bothered with trying to learn it.

Find a lot of themes and icons that are nice to use, although been using WattOS for 3 years haven't figured out how to install those things. Need to also learn to update my PC, but don't understand the terminal and how to use it. Be nice if there was an automated way to install the updates.

Rated it high because it still could be improved with, maybe a way a person doesn't have to login, it is such a hassle.

Such a wonderful and exciting OS, can't wait till next release to see if any changes made.


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