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wattOS

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 UTC


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.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 75 (149), 6 months: 77 (138), 3 months: 74 (141), 4 weeks: 80 (137), 1 week: 69 (98)

Average visitor rating: 7.1/10 from 21 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
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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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  • 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.
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Feature R10 R9 R8 R7.5 R7 R6 R5 R4 R3 R2 Feature
Release Date 2016-09-01 2015-05-31 2014-05-11 2013-10-10 2013-05-28 2012-08-26 2012-02-27 2011-08-13 2011-01-10 2010-06-23 Release Date
End Of Life                     End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 642-727                   Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop i3, LXDE LXDE, Openbox LXDE, MATE, Openbox LXDE, MATE, pekwm LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd SysV Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Init Software
Journaled File Systems     Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                     Multilingual
Asian Language Support                     Asian Language Support
Full Package List r10 r9 r8 r7.5 r7 r6 r5 r4 r3 r2 Full Package List
Package R10 R9 R8 R7.5 R7 R6 R5 R4 R3 R2 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- 2.9.2 2.9.2 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.2 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22 alsa-lib (1.1.7)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723 ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.3)
chromium (70.0.3538.67) -- -- -- 28.0.1500.71 25.0.1364.160 18.0.1025.168 -- 12.0.742.112 -- -- chromium (70.0.3538.67)
cups (2.2.8) -- -- 1.5.3 1.6.2 1.6.2 -- 1.5.0 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.4.3 cups (2.2.8)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.2.2 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11 e2fsprogs (1.44.4)
firefox (62.0.3) 48.0 38.0 24.5.0 -- -- -- -- -- 3.6.13 3.6.3 firefox (62.0.3)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.9 2.4.11 2.4.11 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11 freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) 5.3.1 -- 4.7.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.6)
glibc (2.28) 2.23 2.18 2.18 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1 glibc (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.1)
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.3)
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- 1.12.1 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.13 1.10.8 1.10.1 gnumeric (1.12.43)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99 2.00 2.00 1.99 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.18.9 3.10.8 3.12.0 3.6.4 3.6.4 3.4.2 3.2.0 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.1 gtk+ (3.24.1)
httpd (2.4.35) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.35)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.08.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (18.08.2)
kmod (25) 22 15 9 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.5)                     krita (4.1.5)
libreoffice (6.1.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (6.1.2)
linux (4.18.14) 4.4 3.13 3.13.10 3.8 3.8 3.2 3.0 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32 linux (4.18.14)
Package R10 R9 R8 R7.5 R7 R6 R5 R4 R3 R2 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.99.1 0.5.0 0.5.5 0.5.0 0.5.0 0.5.0 0.5.0 0.5.0 0.5.0 0.5.0 lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.10)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- 1.8.0 1.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.2.2) 11.2.0 10.1.3 10.1.0 9.1.4 9.1.1 8.0.3 7.11 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1 mesa (18.2.2)
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.12)
nautilus (3.30.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.30.2)
NVIDIA (396.54) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.24 NVIDIA (396.54)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.1 3.4.10 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6b18 openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.8p1) 7.2p2 6.6p1 6.0p1 6.1p1 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 openssh (7.8p1)
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.1 1.0.0e 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k openssl (1.1.1)
perl (5.28.0) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.2.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.11)
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.1)
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (10.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.5)
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.6 2.7.4 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5 Python (3.7.0)
qt (5.11.2) 4.8.7 -- 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.4 4.8.1 4.7.4 4.7.2 -- -- qt (5.11.2)
samba (4.9.1) -- 4.1.6 3.6.6 -- -- -- 3.5.11 3.5.8 3.5.4 3.4.7 samba (4.9.1)
systemd (239) 229 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (60.2.1)
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- 2.0.3 2.0.8 2.0.6 2.0.3 -- 1.1.9 -- -- vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.18.3 1.15.1 1.12.4 1.13.3 1.13.3 1.11.4 1.10.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6 xorg-server (1.20.2)

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7.1
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Version: R10
Rating: 4
Date: 2018-10-15
Votes: 2


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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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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