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DistroWatch.com: feren OS

feren OS

Last Update: 2017-10-01 20:45 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: 66 (176), 6 months: 39 (256), 3 months: 27 (350), 4 weeks: 64 (214), 1 week: 61 (176)

Average visitor rating: 7.54/10 from 46 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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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-08-18: Distribution Release: feren OS 2017.08
 • 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 2017.10 2016.2
Release Date 2017-10-01 2016-12-16
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 3000-3100  
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon Cinnamon
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Rolling Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice WPS
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 2017.10 2016.2
Package 2017.10 2016.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.0 1.1.0
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.3
bind (9.11.2) -- --
chromium (62.0.3202.94) -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.1.3 2.1.3
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (57.0) 53.0.3 49.0
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (7.2.0) 5.3.1 5.3.1
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.26) 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.29) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- --
k3b (17.08.3) -- --
kmod (24) 22 22
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.1.6 5.1.4
linux (4.14) 4.8.0 4.4
Package 2017.10 2016.2
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 --
mesa (17.2.5) 12.0.6 11.2.0
mysql (5.7.20) -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u151) 8u131 8u91
openssh (7.6p1) 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.26.1) 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.1.11) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- --
postgresql (10.1) -- --
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.11 2.7.11
qt (5.9.2) 4.8.7 5.5.1
samba (4.7.2) 4.3.11 4.3.9
systemd (235) 229 229
thunderbird (52.4.0) 52.1.1 --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4
vlc (2.2.6) -- 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.18.4 1.18.3

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Version: 2017.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-04
Votes: 15

I have been using this system on my back up machine for months now, and it connects to my network flawlessly. It is stable looks stunning and does everything my win 10 machine does.

It is without a doubt the best looking Linux Distro out there, and deserves to be top of the rankings on Distrowatch.

All other distros should look at this and strive to be as good as this. It does what I want, simply works.

It has everything you need to surf the web, fetch your emails and write a letter. And everything for free!

I like the fact that you can add programs to the panel and the start menu does not close down, you are then able to add a short cut to the desktop all within a couple of clicks.

The theme changer is brilliant, I have it set to win 10 and the icons are stunning. It has the weather displayed in the bottom right corner along with the audio control and time. Everything where it should be.

When you hover over a button to close a window, it is clean and clear with a red box and a cross in it. You are NOT struggling to find simple things that should be simple to use and execute. Many distros make closing a window with an extremely small button a nightmare.

I am a simple user who is very happy with this distro well done to the developers for a brilliant job.

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Version: 2017.10
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-10-15
Votes: 2

The installer crashed 3 times and it will not install. I gave up.

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Version: 2017.10
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-10-10
Votes: 7

I have been a distro hopper for a few years now. But at long last with FerenOS i think that i have found "the one". I like that i can have Google Chrome on it, and not just Chromium. I also enjoy that i can make it look like a silver version of XP. But unlike more modern versions of Windows, it is Linux, and therefore it WORKS! (Plus is a lot safer etc). While i mostly just use a computer for all the ordinary thing that most people do (internet, photo tweaking etc), i do also write music. And although Feren is not exactly focused on music making (like Ubuntu Studio, AV Linux, KX Studio, or Apodio are), i can still install and run the main Linux DAWs just as easily as if i were using any of those other distros. Also, the fact that it is a rolling release that does not look intimidating to newbies means that this is the OS i will be putting on old PCs that get given to friends kids from now on.

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