Available for download as 64-bit/32-bit Live CDs
The system is available for download as two Live CD ISO images, one for each of the supported hardware platforms, 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (amd64). You must write these ISO images to either CD discs or USB flash drives in order to boot them from the BIOS of a PC.
From the boot screen, the user can start the live environment with default drivers or with basic drivers, perform a system memory diagnostic test, as well as to boot an existing operating system that is installed on the first disk drive.
Includes a wide range of minimal window managers
While the default desktop environment of this distribution is LXDE, it also includes a wide range of minimal window managers, such as i3, awesome, Openbox, Window Maker, IceWM and Blackbox. However, at the login prompt you must use the “guest” username (without quotes) without any password.
Default applications include the Chromium web browser, Audacious audio player, PCManFM file manager, KeePassX password manager, Leafpad text editor, GDebi DEB package installer, VLC Media Player, Cheese webcam viewer, FileZilla file transfer client, Transmission torrent downloader, Xfburn CD/DVD burning software, GPicView image viewer, Xarchiver archive manager, LXTerminal terminal emulator and Pinta digital painting software.
Summing up, wattOS proved to be a fast and easy-to-use operating system when deployed on a low-end computer, and now is the right time to rethink the way we use Earth’s resources and how we use computers in our daily lives.
Keep in mind though, that this edition is no longer maintained and you should download one of the other wattOS editions, with the MATE, Xfce or LXDE desktop environments.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on June 25th, 2014
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- The addition of the 32 and 64bit MATE-Desktop versions
- The addition of the Lubuntu software center for LXDE and MATE-Desktop versions
- This greatly eases adding new software for casual users
- Microwatt Changes from Qupzilla to Midori Browser
Application descriptionwattOS is an open source and lightweight Ubuntu-based operating system. It features the super-slim, energy-efficient a...