wattOS R7 is in development. There are some exciting things coming. I am not going to share it all just yet, but some very cool stuff is on the way.
1. Yes there will be 32 and 64 bit
2. Yes it will strive to be as light and fast as possible balancing usability.
and finally some big news.
3. There will be a NEW version for those who absolutely need the fastest and smallest footprint they can get while still having all the benefits of a *buntu based OS. This version will be wattOS (Microwatt). It will have a totally new and different UI and window manager and be something completely different than you have likely used before. So I am not going to spill the beans just yet, but look for a video of the alpha version in the coming weeks. I will also probably post a screenshot or two as well. I can tell you for certain that it will be smaller and faster than any version of wattOS and will cater to those who absolutely need a small low resource OS while still having a GUI.
Just wondering, but will there be a Microwatt based on 12.04? It seems strange that the first Microwatt is based on a just after an LTS Ubuntu release. That, and will R6 get new updates to at least give it a better Openbox theme (A new ISO, though without the need for updates, just a new Openbox theme....that's probably too far, huh?)
Speaking of an Openbox theme......http://box-look.org/content/show.php/Ambiance+Crunchy?content=136162
Leenie Gilmore said:
A newbee just coming from Windows will never figure out those desktop themes.
Hmmmm...I think they'll do fine. I wasn't showing the "desktop" themes, though, I was just showing the Openbox theme - I just can't stand seeing the Milky theme since Openbox can look much better in my opinion - like, for example, using the Shiki Openbox theme and combining it with the Shiki-Nouveau GTK+ theme....though that'll be a bit too Old-Mint-esque...