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Feren OS

Last Update: 2019-04-17 23:04 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: 56 (192), 6 months: 62 (186), 3 months: 52 (230), 4 weeks: 61 (222), 1 week: 83 (136)

Average visitor rating: 7.67/10 from 86 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:
 • 2019-04-17: Distribution Release: Feren OS 2019.04
 • 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:
 •2019-03-06 Feren OS migrating repositories
 •2018-10-11 feren OS creates Plasma spin
 •2017-06-11 feren OS to go rolling release
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Feature 2019.04 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
Release Date 2019-04-17 2018-10-21 2017-10-01 2016-12-16
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1800-1900 1800-1900 3000-3100  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice WPS
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3
Multilingual        
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List 2019.04 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
Package 2019.04 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4.18 4.3 4.3
bind (9.15.0) -- -- -- --
chromium (74.0.3729.157) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.7 2.2.7 2.1.3 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.45.1) 1.44.1 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (67.0) 64.0 62.0.3 53.0.3 49.0
freetype (2.10.0) 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (9.1.0) 7.3.0 7.3.0 5.3.1 5.3.1
gimp (2.10.10) 2.8.22 -- 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.29) 2.27 2.27 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.8) 3.22.30 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.39) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (19.04.1) -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 24 22 22
krita (4.1.8) 4.0.1 4.0.1 -- 2.9.7
libreoffice (6.2.3) 6.0.6 6.1.2rc1 5.1.6rc2 5.1.4
linux (5.1.3) 4.15.0 4.15 4.8 4.4
Package 2019.04 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.15) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) 1.20.1 1.20.1 1.18.0 --
mesa (19.0.4) 18.0.5 18.0.5 12.0.6 11.2.0
mysql (8.0.16) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.1) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (430.14) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) 10.0.2u 10.0.2 8u131 8u91
openssh (8.0p1) 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.1.0g 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.2) 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.3.5) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.5) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.3) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.3) 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.11 2.7.11
qt (5.12.3) 5.9.5 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.5.1
samba (4.10.3) 4.7.6 -- 4.3.11 4.3.9
systemd (242) 237 237 229 229
thunderbird (60.7.0) 60.2.1 -- 52.1.1 --
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.4 3.0.3 -- 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.18.3

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Version: 2019.04
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-05-07
Votes: 0


Think FerenOS would be good to use if it would install, can't do it and shouldn't be this hard. It installs but quits on reboot and no way to use TTY to install grub manually. Just broken!


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Version: 2019.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-04-30
Votes: 4


Very nice. I'm trying to get a Windows Bible Program installed on it. Logos Bible Software version 8. I'm running a VM out of Virtural Box to test it. It's using software emulation for my GTX 980m video card. I haven't found out how to get around that one yet.

Didn't realize it had Wine already installed. I'm really liking it. I plan on jumping of the sinking Micrograft ship very soon but I have Asus ROG gamer machine with i7 vpro. It's about 2-3 year old machine. I wanted to test it out before I made the switch. Looks like Feren is going to be a very good life preserver.

John


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Version: 2019.04
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-04-30
Votes: 0


I understand the human need to have something that is custom made, or different, or simple, but ... really? Yes, I too was drawn to the hype and spent some time downloading and running the OS.

I tried this and didn't find it any better than any other stripped-down, custom app, distribution of Ubuntu. Anyone could do the same thing with Ubuntu. Isn't that what Feren OS did? It's still getting its software updates from the Ubuntu source. I've go no praise for this wantabe.

Eye candy, or some developer's version of it, is not what makes a better OS. And, if everyone looking for a better mousetrap (OS) would simply support a good one, would the OS get better. Maybe that's too obvious an answer. I'm not sold on all of the, so called, custom OS's because most of them are built on the same code.

Remember, Linux-based OS's and apps (for the most part) and completely interchangeable and thus anyone can customize their computer and make it cooler than anyone else!


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