WattOS: Is It Faster & Can Save Power Over Ubuntu?
Phoronix: WattOS: Is It Faster & Can Save Power Over Ubuntu?
For some months I've been meaning to try out WattOS, an Ubuntu derivative that claims to do more than providing simple desktop theme changes and other high-level customizations. It seeks to provide a simple and fast desktop that's also said to conserve more power and run better on older hardware, but is this actually the case? Here are benchmarks of WattOS R4 compared to the upstream Ubuntu 11.04 release from which it's derived, and the numbers are quite revealing.
This test sounds a little bit ridiculous
WattOS should be aimed to productivity workstation under normal usage.
How can OpenArena, H.264 video encoding, gfx rendering, OpenSSL, Apache and password cracking fit this profile?
Your ideas about productivity are at least questionable.
Instead, boot the system, make some word processing, datasheet stuff, a little bit of browsing and leave the machine idle 10 to 15 minutes every 1 or two house.
This sounds more likely to be a "productivity workstation usage".
It's really hard to save power and compete for computing intensive tasks!