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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.



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Average visitor rating: 7.32/10 from 19 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...

Table Notes and Explanations
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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 (1.1.6) 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 (9.13.3) -- -- --
chromium (69.0.3497.100) -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) -- -- 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 (62.0) 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 (2.10.6) -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.23 2.18 2.18
gnome-shell (3.30.0) -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.18.9 3.10.8 3.12.0
httpd (2.4.34) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.08.1) -- -- --
kmod (25) 22 15 9
krita (4.1.1)      
libreoffice (6.1.1) -- -- --
linux (4.18.9) 4.4 3.13 3.13.10
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.99.1 0.5.0 0.5.5
mariadb (10.3.9) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- 1.8.0
mesa (18.2.0) 11.2.0 10.1.3 10.1.0
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.0) -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.54) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- --
openssh (7.8p1) 7.2p2 6.6p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1e
perl (5.28.0) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.2.10) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- --
postgresql (10.5) -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.6
qt (5.11.2) 4.8.7 -- 4.8.5
samba (4.9.0) -- 4.1.6 3.6.6
systemd (239) 229 204 --
thunderbird (60.0) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- 2.0.3
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.18.3 1.15.1 1.12.4

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Version: R10
Rating: 5
Date: 2018-08-23
Votes: 1


I just tried it in my system. It was running too slow in live mode. My system has 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 1.6 GHz processor. It could run smooth in my system because minimum system requirements shouldn't cause any
issue. Though Lubuntu 16.04,17.04,17.10 run too fast and smooth in my system. So, I didn't install wattOS in my system.


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Version: R10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-22
Votes: 0


This distribution is very good and stable, reviving old computers.


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Version: R10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-09
Votes: 4


I am an experienced user in the Windows-world, and a newbie in Linux. I installed WattOS as a replacement for Windows on a fairly old hardware (laptop made in 2009, Thinkpad X200 Tablet to be precise). The installation went very smooth and fast, it works out of the box like a charm!

Installing additional software (LibreOffice) was also without any problem.

It comes with a small set (not too many, not too few) of desktop customisation options (themes, icon sets which could be activated with a few mouse-clicks, no need to search for alternative themes right away, maybe you find your favourite from the ones included in the package).

The distro is incredibly FAST, really! (Everything: start-up, shut-down, the launch of applications.)

In my machine there is 4GB of RAM but based on actual memory utilisation figures, this distro is fine (runs fast) ony 1GB as well, I am sure.

So far did not run into any problem.

Only one thing that puzzles me: why is this distro not appearing HIGHER on the popularity list???


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