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Feren OS

Last Update: 2019-01-01 07:14 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: 58 (180), 6 months: 60 (190), 3 months: 101 (132), 4 weeks: 107 (113), 1 week: 98 (95)

Average visitor rating: 7.74/10 from 78 review(s).


Feren Summary
Distribution Feren OS (formerly feren OS)
Home Page http://ferenos.weebly.com/
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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 2019.01 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
Release Date 2019-01-01 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 2019.01 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
Package 2019.01 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4.18 4.4.18 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.6) -- -- -- --
chromium (72.0.3626.109) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.10) 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 (1.44.5) 1.44.1 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (65.0.1) 62.0.3 62.0.3 53.0.3 49.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (8.2.0) 7.3.0 7.3.0 5.3.1 5.3.1
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.29) 2.27 2.27 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.4) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.5) 3.22.30 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.38) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (18.12.2) -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 24 22 22
krita (4.1.7) 4.0.1 4.0.1 -- 2.9.7
libreoffice (6.2.0) 6.1.3rc2 6.1.2rc1 5.1.6rc2 5.1.4
linux (4.20.11) 4.15 4.15 4.8 4.4
Package 2019.01 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.12) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.4) 1.20.1 1.20.1 1.18.0 --
mesa (18.3.4) 18.0.5 18.0.5 12.0.6 11.2.0
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (415.27) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (11.0.1) 10.0.2 10.0.2 8u131 8u91
openssh (7.9p1) 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.0g 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.1) 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.3.2) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.1) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.2) 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.11 2.7.11
qt (5.12.1) 5.9.5 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.5.1
samba (4.9.4) -- -- 4.3.11 4.3.9
systemd (241) 237 237 229 229
thunderbird (60.5.1) -- -- 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 (1.20.3) 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.18.3

Reader Ratings
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Version: 2019.01
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-01-26
Votes: 0


I've run several distros on my aging System76 Pangolin laptop, looking for one that would be easy to install and maintain, fast, and most of all, give me optimal battery performance on a machine not noted for good battery performance.

Feren met my expectations by far better than the others. Install was easy and quick. The distro comes with a sufficient basic applications package, and I love the rolling release feature. So far, I've experienced no difficulties maintaining Feren and have had no problems with updates. To use one comparison, it's more responsive and and runs faster than Lubuntu and doesn't drain the battery as quickly with normal use.

I don't know how Feren's devs managed to create a distro with a Cinnamon desktop that runs this fast and smoothly on an old laptop, but they've done a great job. I'm sure if I dug a little deeper and thought about it longer, I could find something I don't like, but that's not the case. For my needs, Feren fits the bill to a T.


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Version: 2019.01
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-01-19
Votes: 2


The KDE version is equipped with features to eliminate hunger after Mint. I'm waiting for KDE impatiently.



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Version: 2018.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-14
Votes: 5


It is my hobby to test regular different distro's. Feren is one of the best I like. A good replacement for Windows. Runs smoothly, easy install with the 'normal' office packages.


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