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wattOS R8 Is Now Based On Debian Rather Than Ubuntu

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Published on 11 May 2014 09:20 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian
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For five years the wattOS Linux distribution has been around as being an energy-efficient distribution powered at its core by Ubuntu, but with their new release they have shifted to being powered by Debian.

WattOS R8 was released this morning and they are now running this distribution off Debian Wheezy with some backports plus some components from Debian Jessie was also pulled in.

The wattOS Linux distribution continues to be focused on having a low power footprint and uses the Openbox window manager by default. More details on the new wattOS R8 release can be found by visiting PlanetWatt.com.

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