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.
Is it just me or lately the table with the system specs always shows up like this?
Same thing with firefox/chromium/konqueror.
No, it's just you and another half billion users.
Originally Posted by [Knuckles]
Yeah, the width of the articles is so ridiculously narrow, nothing fits. Font size is also hilariously small. Please, please make the damn thing have a dynamic width and larger fonts. This is 2011, we don't run 640x480 with 75dpi displays anymore.
Shorter lines are actually easier to read, and there's also a new trend of mobile devices about with small screens in case you hadn't noticed. So only the chart that's a problem in my opinion...
The width of the article has nothing to do with the text lines. You can make text wrap at smaller values than the article width.
Originally Posted by Cyborg16
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!
It lets you measure its ability to race to idle. Michael should have been more clear about that.
Originally Posted by Uqbar
Were these tweaks Ubuntu-specific regressions from Debian or things that affected all Linux distributions?
Originally Posted by Sidicas