So Microwatt is here finally - This area is to share some differences and information for the early adopters. Much of this same information is also in the wattOS R7 forums along with several additional tips, tricks, and screenshots.
First off a couple of tidbits to note.
1. Microwatt is 32bit and the goal is to make it work on older low resource systems. But it works fine on modern ones as well. I currently run it on a Core i7 system daily. You can add and build to it how you like.
2. Its not MICRO like puppy or DSL or Slitaz, etc. Its micro in the fact that its minimal, fully supports upstream ubuntu repos and has lower memory requirements than the standard LXDE environment - its about 450MB to download vs 650-690 for R7 32 and 64bit.
3. Its not running LXDE - it runs pekwm - which is different and has some cool things some will like and some will not. (like keyboard binding, run commands, etc)
4. Its a 1.0 release, so do not expect it to be perfect, and expect you will need to learn some new things, and work through some issues. Its not designed to be for anyone who just thinks everything will work without having to tinker a bit. (I drive a 68 mustang - I have to tinker with it to get it tuned how I like vs my 2013 car.)
The big things that are different for the average user is that there are fewer apps and utilities than the standard edition of wattOS. I will note the main ones below.
Window Manager - NOT LXDE but pekwm 0.1.15 - so you will notice some differences - please read the forums
Web browser - Qupzilla 1.4.3 - not Chromium
mystuff 2.0 - a control panel type utility that on install has several software packages you can download and install from the Internet. Additonally you can add new launchers or delete old ones and make your own customized launcher for applications, or whatever you like.