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feren OS

Last Update: 2017-05-02 02:55 UTC

feren OS is a desktop Linux distribution based on Linux Mint's main edition. The feren OS distribution 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: 139 (68), 6 months: 92 (136), 3 months: 50 (239), 4 weeks: 113 (89), 1 week: 68 (158)

Average visitor rating: 8.13/10 from 23 review(s).

feren OS Summary
Distribution feren OS
Home Page http://ferenos.weebly.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://ferenos.weebly.com/tips-and-tricks.html
Screenshots http://ferenos.weebly.com/screenshots-and-videos.html DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/ferenoslinux/files/
Bug Tracker https://github.com/feren-OS/feren-OS-Bug-Repoting/issues
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 • 2017-05-01: Distribution Release: feren OS 2017.0
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 •2017-06-11 feren OS to go rolling release
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Feature 2017.0 2016.2
Release Date 2017-05-01 2016-12-16
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon Cinnamon
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Office Suite WPS WPS
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 2017.0 2016.2
Package 2017.0 2016.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib ( 1.1.0 1.1.0
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3
bind (9.11.1-P3) -- --
chromium (60.0.3112.78) -- --
cups (2.2.4) 2.1.3 2.1.3
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (54.0.1) 47.0 49.0
freetype (2.8) 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (7.1.0) 5.3.1 5.3.1
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.25) 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.24.3) -- --
gnucash (2.6.17) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.17) 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.27) -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- --
k3b (17.04.3) -- --
kmod (24) 22 22
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --
libreoffice (5.3.4) 5.1.2 5.1.4
linux (4.12.4) 4.4 4.4
Package 2017.0 2016.2
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.7) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --
mesa (17.1.5) 11.2.0 11.2.0
mysql (5.7.19) -- --
nautilus ( -- --
NVIDIA (384.59) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u141) 8u77 8u91
openssh (7.5p1) 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.26.0) 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.1.7) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) -- --
postfix (3.2.2) -- --
postgresql (9.6.3) -- --
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.11 2.7.11
qt (5.9.1) 5.5.1 5.5.1
samba (4.6.6) 4.3.8 4.3.9
systemd (234) 229 229
thunderbird (52.2.1) 38.7.2 --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4
vlc (2.2.6) -- 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.18.3 1.18.3

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Version: 2017.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-07-25
Votes: 0

Just installed 2017.

It is such a shame that an excellent OS such as this is going to be halted for a while. I sincerely hope that the developers continue their work as this is a superb system. From the login screen that changes color, to the fantastic compilation of software.

I have been using this for some time now and have win 7 on my other desktop. Fantastic themes option. Installed with no problems I also love the fact that it is one of the only Linux OS that has WPS office installed which is brilliant itself.

Graphically brilliant and stable.

Well done team.

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Version: 2017.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-06-16
Votes: 9

I like this disto a lot but there are a few caveats that readers need to be made aware of and this information is pulled from the developers website. (1) It's goal is to make transition from Windows or Mac a simple process "feren OS is a project by feren that wants to make Linux familiar to everyone. Whether it's a Windows user, a Mac user or a new user of a PC" and "feren OS wants to make a simple, easy to use OS for the end-user no matter who they are" (2) It's strength is it customization abilities: "feren OS offers the Cinnamon DE in a more customisable and user-friendly way than ever before" (3) Because Windows is on the majority of desktop PC's, they also include WINE, again aiming to make it an easier transition. Seasoned Linux users may not like this, but its designed as an introduction into what Linux can do for the desktop.

PRO's - Easy to use, easy to customize until your heart is content. Uses Linux Mint as a base so stability, installation, and support is a strength. If you put yourself in the position of a new Linux user especially one coming from a Windows or Mac background, this distro makes it easy to familiarize yourself with the Linux world.

CON's - Per the developer's website "After September in 2017, feren OS development will be slowed down for a long period, if not put to a temporary halt, (because of exams) and "So, because of that, don't expect as many releases in 2018 as would happen otherwise,..."

Personally, I love the work and direction. I feel it will only get better, but because of the "planned" time off of development. I'm sticking with my distro until things get rolling again.

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Version: 2017.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-06-16
Votes: 0

Rock solid and more desktop options than Mint. The best of many worlds.

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