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Feren OS

Last Update: 2018-10-21 11:49 UTC


Feren OS is a desktop Linux distribution based on Linux Mint's main edition. It ships with the Cinnamon desktop environment and includes the WINE compatibility layer for running Windows applications. The distribution also ships with the WPS productivity software, which is mostly compatible with Microsoft Office, and the Vivaldi web browser.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 48 (224), 6 months: 53 (190), 3 months: 50 (224), 4 weeks: 25 (428), 1 week: 75 (148)

Average visitor rating: 7.7/10 from 73 review(s).


Feren Summary
Distribution Feren OS (formerly feren OS)
Home Page http://ferenos.weebly.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://ferenos.weebly.com/tips-and-tricks.html
Screenshots http://ferenos.weebly.com/screenshots-and-videos.html DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/ferenoslinux/files/
Bug Tracker https://github.com/feren-OS/feren-OS-Bug-Repoting/issues
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-10-21: Distribution Release: Feren OS 2018.10
 • 2018-01-01: Distribution Release: feren OS 2018.01
 • 2017-08-18: Distribution Release: feren OS 2017.08
 • 2017-05-01: Distribution Release: feren OS 2017.0
 • More Feren releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-10-11 feren OS creates Plasma spin
 •2017-06-11 feren OS to go rolling release
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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
Release Date 2018-10-21 2017-10-01 2016-12-16
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1800-1900 3000-3100  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Rolling Rolling Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice WPS
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
Package 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.3) -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.102) -- -- --
cups (2.2.9) 2.2.7 2.1.3 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (63.0.3) 62.0.3 53.0.3 49.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (8.2.0) 7.3.0 5.3.1 5.3.1
gimp (2.10.8) -- 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.08.3) -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 22 22
krita (4.1.5) 4.0.1 -- 2.9.7
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.1.2rc1 5.1.6rc2 5.1.4
linux (4.19.2) 4.15 4.8 4.4
Package 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.1 1.18.0 --
mesa (18.2.5) 18.0.5 12.0.6 11.2.0
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.3) -- -- --
NVIDIA (410.78) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 10.0.2 8u131 8u91
openssh (7.9p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.2.12) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.15 2.7.11 2.7.11
qt (5.11.2) 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.5.1
samba (4.9.2) -- 4.3.11 4.3.9
systemd (239) 237 229 229
thunderbird (60.3.1) -- 52.1.1 --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.3 -- 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.18.3

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Version: 2018.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-10
Votes: 0


Excelente sistema, muy ergonomico y amigable con el usuario.


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Version: 2018.10
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-22
Votes: 14


I have tried all distros that Linux has to offer.

What I was looking for was something that would take the place of my Windows system but without having to relearn the whole "using a computer" thing all over again. This distro is excellent for anyone coming over to a Linux based OS from Windows. The frontend can be themed to whatever you are familiar with. This alone deserves recognition to the person who is developing this.

It simply works and has all you need to use the Web, write an email, and open word documents. This is all most people use their PC's for anyway. It is simple to install and most definitely deserves a higher ranking on distro watch.

Well done to the person developing this, it looks better than Mint and has so many more elements to it that make it a pleasure to use.

Well done.


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Version: 2018.10
Rating: 5
Date: 2018-10-22
Votes: 3


Have been using Feren OS for 24 hours as the primary OS. There ARE a few glitches. It shows a dialog box warning that ‘Installation Failed’ when I install a new programme even though the programme is installed and working find. Occasioionally, when switching themes it will remove the Close, Maximise, and Minimise buttons. (You have to go to Settings>Windows to replace them each time.) Other than that, it appears to be quite nice. I can see why people are praising it.


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