Blogs

  • Biffs Blog - Getting Connected

    Posted February 3, 2011 by biff baxter

    So I am working on getting more connected so we can all participate more as a community. Not just on wattOS, but linux and open source in general.... wattOS has had a facebook page for a while, so if you search for wattOS Linux in facebook...you will find it. Please feel free to join there. &n...

  • Biffs Blog - Optional Donate Button

    Posted January 13, 2011 by biff baxter

    Greetings all,     It has been a great week and the new version of wattOS has gotten off the ground with good feedback and a few tweaks. Thank you! I have added a small donation button on the download page for anyone who feels compelled to do so.   There is no obligation to do so...

  • Biffs Blog New wattOS R3 updates

    Posted January 4, 2011 by biff baxter

    New Changes to some of the wattOS basics This is not intended as a "readme" or official technical information, its just general thoughts about the recent changes that are going to be incorporated into wattOS and how it will lay some groundwork for future work. I have removed a locally installed em...

  • Biffs Blog - 12-21-2010 - New Web Site

    Posted December 21, 2010 by biff baxter

    Well the web site has finally been upgraded. It took quite a bit of work, and a complete re-write of the underlying code.   The old forums were broken, and the old site code was misbehaving with the database it was connected to, and a whole host of other strangeness.   So I decided whi...

  • What platforms is wattOS available for?

    Posted December 19, 2010 by biff baxter

    Currently x86 based processors only - We have lots of plans for other platforms, but right now simply 32bit x86 only.  

  • Who do I contact if I have questions about wattOS? Where is wat

    Posted December 19, 2010 by biff baxter

    wattOS is based in Portland Oregon USA. The forums are a great place to start. If you have questions, want to chat, need to know more, etc. You can also send a private message to biff - the creator of wattOS  

  • How do I download wattOS?

    Posted December 19, 2010 by biff baxter

    From the main page, go to the "Downloads" link at the top of the page. Then click on the version you want. Then you will see the listed downloads.

  • How do I install or try out wattOS?

    Posted December 19, 2010 by biff baxter

    That part is easy!   Simply download the wattos file in the downloads section. (When in doubt get the newest version). Then burn it to CD, put it in your computer and reboot. If your computer is setup to detect bootable CD's, it will automatically start and you can try wattOS right from the C...

  • What could I use wattOS for?

    Posted December 19, 2010 by biff baxter

    Well - just about anything! It works well for old computers and systems with low power and or memory. If you want to revive that old computer and make run fast and new again, make a low power computer or Kiosk, and more! It can perform many functions that any computer could use. Surf the internet, w...

  • What does wattOS use for its interface, basis, etc

    Posted December 19, 2010 by biff baxter

    The current wattOS build is based upon Openbox and LXDE to provide a friendly but fast user interface that is familiar to most users. wattOS uses the latest Ubuntu Linux as a basis using only the core system and then slowly adding base modules to ensure a small memory footprint, and speed.