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wattOS R3 - Done!

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    • 563 posts
    January 9, 2011 7:05 PM PST

    wattOS R3 is done!

    The download link will be up shortly and the announcement on distrowatch will follow.

    There will be a separate listing of known issues.

    Brief list of updates.

    Based upon ubuntu 10.10
    Autologin works on liveCD and as an option for install to hard drive
    lightweight Linux running LXDE
    New music player and music/video search tool foobnix
    New simple and fast photo editor Fotoxx
    Updated filemanager PCManFM with integrated support for network share browsing, trash, applications listed, many improvements.
    KeePassX password manager
    Osmo personal organizer
    RedNotebook Journal 
    xfce4 power manager
    Lots of other small tweaks and improvements.

  • January 9, 2011 7:44 PM PST
    Great news! Now I get to stay up late watching for its release .

    Old Man Zhymm (who is up past his bedtime)
    • 3 posts
    January 10, 2011 3:57 PM PST

    Great News.

    I thought the project was dead.

    Testing R3 right now, seems fast and stable.

    • Moderator
    • 563 posts
    January 10, 2011 4:44 PM PST
    Hi John - Nope...alive and well. :) Glad you are here testing. tks....biff
    • 3 posts
    January 11, 2011 10:25 AM PST
    Great, I was waitng for this since I scored a new HD for my old laptop (80GB i.s.o. 12) Nice list of improvements some of them I already installed on RC2 so this saves time :-)
    Isn't it time for WatOS 1.0?
    • 9 posts
    January 14, 2011 8:20 AM PST

    Thanks for R3.

    Glad you included PCMan file manager. 
    Excellant drop to 'root' feature. 
    I have figured out that it has the Chinese sense of alphabet sort !  for some characters   :)

    Osmo is useful for users.
    Good compromise.



    • 53 posts
    January 28, 2011 11:02 PM PST
    These are some really neat utility hitter programs, and things I can add to the panel are handy, thanks. Printing and power aren't working on my K7S5A nForce2 like in R2 (...until I find the workaround!)
    • 2 posts
    April 12, 2011 1:25 PM PDT

    Unable to download a hash verified iso file. The two hashes do not match for WattOSR3. Please help, as it seems to be a really cool product but unable to test because the installer crashes.

    Best Regards,


    Dawgy Dawg

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    • 563 posts
    April 12, 2011 4:24 PM PDT
    P.D. I tested the current ISO and MD5Sum file on the web site downloads page and the hashes match. I would suggest downloading again.

    • 2 posts
    April 13, 2011 8:16 AM PDT
    Tks Biff, still having issues with your iso and md5sum files.... when using firefox browser 4.0 I get different results than when using IE 8. Not sure what's going on but will try different methods of retrieving from your website to see if I can get a working copy of WattOSR3.