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    January 21, 2011 2:13 PM PST
    Hi Jen - wattOS is only installed via the liveCD at this point. A text based installer is on the list, but not ready at this point...biff
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    April 22, 2011 3:13 PM PDT

    I would like to have some buttons and banners with the wattOS logo to include into my web site. Just like on http://my.opera.com/community/opera/buttons/. I think a lot of people here would like to spread the word...


    This post was edited by Martin M at April 22, 2011 3:15 PM PDT
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    April 22, 2011 11:04 PM PDT
    Thanks M M - I will see what I can do. I know I need to put some better graphics and things together. Some have suggested I changed from an traditional bulb to a low energy one. (Squiggly one). What do you think?
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    April 23, 2011 5:21 PM PDT
    Chris Martin said:
    I'm pretty sure he meant a CFL. I saw a tutorial a while back for making one in blender (the squiggly kind.) I might have to try out that tutorial.
    Though, you're right, an LED is as green as you can get. :)

     

    Chris,

     

    I was saying, use an LED.
    Although, I think the current LIGHT BULB is very identifiable as a LOGO.
    Communication of the Logo Image is the prime consideration.
    I LIke the Light Bulb.  It means the same thing to all people.

    To that end, and offered as an example of an implementation,

    (1) On the front of my 1968 VW air-cooled Bus
    I mounted 2 sets of 15 white LED lamps.

    (2) On the rear of my 1968 VW air-cooled Bus
    I mounted 12 sets of 10 red LED lamps, in the rear window and elswhere, 
    as Running & Brake lights,
    along with 2 sets of 10 amber LED lamps for turn signals,
    along with 1 set of 10 amber LED lamps for an emergency flasher.

    I have been pulled over by the sheriff for having 'way &dang& too many lights" and "they are way &dang& too bright!"   No ticket, just a warning to go home and fix it. Ha.

    I know that is not exactly a WattOS computer topic,
    just a friendly chat thing about the LOGO.  
    I DO NOT suggest a dozen LEDs as a logo, :) :) :)


    This post was edited by Glen Ellis at April 23, 2011 5:27 PM PDT
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    April 23, 2011 5:31 PM PDT
    biff baxter said:
    Thanks M M - I will see what I can do. I know I need to put some better graphics and things together. Some have suggested I changed from an traditional bulb to a low energy one. (Squiggly one). What do you think?

    Biff,


    I am sure you have more pressing and interesting work than flipping logo images around.
    Check out my last post as a reductio-ad-absurdiam of LED tail-lights. 
    Red tail-lights communicate as long as they are identifiable.
    One light might work, two might work, maybe three or four.

    So,  IMHO, the current "Light Bulb" logo works well, 
    because it communicates Immediately.

    Just my opinion.


    glene77is

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    April 24, 2011 2:41 AM PDT
    I agree with Glen. The current light bulb looks cool and communicates immediately. Sure, a low energy bulb would emphasize the thought of energy saving. But as a logo it is not as identifiable as a usual light bulb.
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    April 24, 2011 5:55 AM PDT
    M M said:
    I agree with Glen. The current light bulb looks cool and communicates immediately. Sure, a low energy bulb would emphasize the thought of energy saving. But as a logo it is not as identifiable as a usual light bulb.

     

    M_M,

    Nooby question.
    I have half-dozen different distros installed in my "Sand-Box" computer.
    Booting off Grub4Dos.

    When I reinstall WattOS in this new configuration,
    will I have the option of NOT installing a fresh Grub2, ala Ubuntu's method ???

    I an intrigues by the Squash file system.
    Since Watt is built on Ubuntu, 
    does anybody think that Ubuntu might adopt a Squash file system ???

    (Somebody needs to diminish or delete that red-tail-light picture!)

    glene77is


    This post was edited by Glen Ellis at April 24, 2011 5:57 AM PDT
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    April 25, 2011 6:06 AM PDT
    biff baxter said:
    Thanks for the feedback Ralf. I understand that wattOS is not perfect and there is light information on the new release. I am working hard to make it easier with each release. Each new release is interesting as they present new challenges. Its fun to watch the shift in technology as time progresses. The last release of wattOS (June 2010) I received virtually zero requests for 3G USB support or issues, but as users continue to migrate to more mobile technologies outside of traditional WiFi I have seen a pretty dramatic uptick in that interest.

    I will put some new instructions up in the coming week for how to do some of these various cusomizations so folks can make devices like these work.

    Feedback and criticism is always welcome, I accept all comments.

    tks....biff

    Biff Baxter:


    In such a short time, you have acquired a significant and vocal following in the forum.


    Great Effort at good software OS !      :)


    glene77is

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    April 25, 2011 7:00 AM PDT
    Glen Ellis said:

    M_M,

    Nooby question.
    I have half-dozen different distros installed in my "Sand-Box" computer.
    Booting off Grub4Dos.

    When I reinstall WattOS in this new configuration,
    will I have the option of NOT installing a fresh Grub2, ala Ubuntu's method ???


    I an intrigues by the Squash file system.
    Since Watt is built on Ubuntu, 
    does anybody think that Ubuntu might adopt a Squash file system ???


    (Somebody needs to diminish or delete that red-tail-light picture!)


    glene77is


    Glen, I don't know... I'm a noob as well! :)


    This post was edited by Martin M at April 25, 2011 7:03 AM PDT
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    April 25, 2011 7:04 AM PDT
    Glen Ellis said:

    Biff Baxter:




    In such a short time, you have acquired a significant and vocal following in the forum.




    Great Effort at good software OS !      :)




    glene77is



    Agreed! Keep up the good work, Biff!

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    July 9, 2011 3:49 AM PDT

    This is a great small OS! All is really working! Even recording audio (and maybe video; not tried yet).


    Is it difficult to unlock the desktop-icons so you can place them where you like?


    I like the tiny pager configurable so there can be more workspaces.


    But I must say I'm delighted with wattOS.

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    July 9, 2011 12:20 PM PDT

    Thanks for the feedback. The next version will have icons you can drag around on the desktop. There is another thread that discusses the pager and what to add so you can make it easily configurable with more desktops, name them, etc.

    Just search for pager in the search function in the forums...tks,

    biff


    This post was edited by biff baxter at July 9, 2011 12:22 PM PDT
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    July 9, 2011 2:38 PM PDT

    Thanks Biff.

    Problem with the pager solved. :wink:

    (I have installed wattOS on my old DELL which was a little too slow for the software of today. Fantastic! Something like Snowy White. And no problems, great functionallity, it's doing everything I like it to do.)

     


    This post was edited by Gerrit rijnsma at July 9, 2011 3:56 PM PDT
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    July 11, 2011 10:12 AM PDT

    Tiny:
    at boot my numlock stays off.
    Also when I install 'numlock' from the repository.

    Also when I switch it on in Bios.

    No big deal, but maybe give it a look? :smile:

    Or is there already a solution?

     


    This post was edited by Gerrit rijnsma at July 11, 2011 10:17 AM PDT
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    August 14, 2011 5:05 AM PDT
    question AND suggestion?

    i am really new here ... old found wattos today.

    i'm always looking for good light versions as my kids have a couple of lappies that have seen there best days plus i seem to have persuaded loads of people that they don't need to buy new machines, simply use Linux.
    sorry, i'm meandering again.

    question:
    what version of Ubuntu is wattOS r4 based on please?

    suggestion:
    why not include the version of Ubuntu that wattOS is based on in the release details?
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    August 14, 2011 5:06 AM PDT
    p.s.
    when does a "suggestion" become a "general suggestion"?
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    August 14, 2011 8:27 AM PDT

    Hi Kenn
    The version of Ubuntu that wattOS is based on 11.04. It should have been in the release notes. It was an oversight. I will add it...

    Tks...biff


    This post was edited by biff baxter at August 14, 2011 8:27 AM PDT
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    August 14, 2011 11:49 AM PDT
    cheers biff.
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    October 13, 2011 7:07 AM PDT
    hi Boss Biff, can we have an option for autologin, one with simple GUI wherein names of user will only be clicked and then type the password or if set, does not require a password...because editing system files is bloody risky for newbies like me.

    Thanks a lot for your sweet work! :D
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    October 30, 2011 6:19 AM PDT

    A question:
    Is WattOS opensource? Or can we get the source in anysence.

    (I am not an engineer of anykind. But I think the work can be done by some other's, for example: the installer)


    This post was edited by YouGong Tao at October 30, 2011 6:22 AM PDT
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    October 30, 2011 8:32 AM PDT
    I would like to see an alternate install. It would help a lot of people to put wattOS on really low spec machines.
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    March 9, 2012 3:35 PM PST

    I don't know if any of the WattOS faithful would be interested in this or not, but I have attached an image that I put in my email signature line which I made from the startup splash screen (if there are any legal issues with this please let me know).  It has already generated a lot of interest from friends that I have emailed from my wattOS machine, and I expect it will result in a few additional downloads and some new users. I'm hoping that you can just right click on it and save the image. Then you can include it as your email signature and announce your use of a great Linux OS.


    This post was edited by Richard Mockler at March 19, 2012 9:59 AM PDT
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    March 9, 2012 3:45 PM PST
    Thats awesome Richard...thanks. :) great idea. I dont even do that and I maintain wattOS...ha

    oh and BTW...there are no legal issues my buddy made the logo, etc...
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    April 9, 2012 8:05 AM PDT
    dear biff,

    I hope wattOS will not become bloated fat as its trunk ubuntu does.

    p.s.

    please change the login screen, the one that the user will not type his username.

    thank you so much for this wonderful and amazing light fast OS!

    goodluck and always take care.

    :D
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    April 9, 2012 8:47 PM PDT
    Thanks Alvin

    wattOS will never be as heavy as ubuntu. :)

    biff