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wattOS R10 LXDE

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Product Details
Contents: 1 USB Flash Drive
Bit Version: 32-bit
Media Type: Live
Categories: Desktop, Old Computers
OSDisc.com Project Rank: #50
Date Added to OSDisc.com: September 6, 2016
Drive Manufacturer: Kingston Technology
Drive Model: DataTraveler SE9
Persistence: No
Drive Interface: USB 2.0
Drive Speed: 15MB/sec read; 5MB/sec write
Drive Warranty: 5-year manufacturer warranty
Dimensions: 1.535" x 0.486" x 0.179" (39.00mm x 12.35mm x 4.55mm)
Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
Product Description

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 3.15.0.2
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

  • A continued focus to try and provide a clean basic desktop with a few key apps that you can then add whatever tools you like for a modern clean desktop without the clutter.
    – Upgrade to newest LTS Ubuntu as base
    – All new versions and upgrades to programs mentioned above
    – Broader support for wireless and various hardware (added Dynamic Kernel Module Support and legacy broadcom support for wider wireless out of the box for live installs/testing)
    – Changed default music player to the excellent Lollypop music player that gives access to a wide variety of streaming stations
    – Added the Gufw to provide an easy to use GUI to configure firewall settings and secure your system
    – Changed graphics editing to gThumb to simplify photo editing
    – Removal of additional applications that may not be used often by many. (CD burning, native video player)

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.

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