wattOS is a fast desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Using the lightweight LXDE desktop 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.
The result is a light, clean, fast desktop in both cases that can be used to bring old computers back to life or as a basis to start with a clean simple desktop for whatever use you decide to customize into.
Core apps and versions for LXDE
OS-Basis – Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Core system – Kernel 4.4.0-36
Web Browser – Firefox 48.0
Music Player – Lollypop 0.9.112
File Manager – PCManFM 1.2.4
Graphics/Picture editing – gThumb 3.4.3
File-transfer – Filezilla 18.104.22.168
BitTorrent client – Transmission 2.84
PDF viewer – Evince 3.18.2
Gufw (ufw firewall gui) 16.04.1
Power management utilities like powertop to optimize settings, support for power management features of laptops are included.
Whats new in R10
LXDE versions wattOS should be able to run on any system that has a processor released in the last 10 years (some even further back) with 192-256MB of RAM to install but less than 128MB after install is complete. We enjoy bringing old computers back to life, and wattOS is a great candidate to do that.