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Feren OS

Last Update: 2019-12-25 22:36 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: 50 (222), 6 months: 51 (231), 3 months: 37 (309), 4 weeks: 21 (633), 1 week: 49 (268)

Average visitor rating: 7.89/10 from 115 review(s).


Feren Summary
Distribution Feren OS (formerly feren OS)
Home Page http://ferenos.weebly.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
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Documentation https://ferenos.weebly.com/help.html
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Download Mirrors http://ferenos.weebly.com/get-feren-os.html
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-12-26: Distribution Release: Feren OS 2019.12
 • 2019-07-14: Distribution Release: Feren OS 2019.07
 • 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
 • More Feren headlines...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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 2019.12 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
Release Date 2019-12-25 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, KDE Plasma 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 i686, x86_64 i686, 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 2019.12 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
Package 2019.12 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) 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 (9.15.7) -- -- -- --
chromium (79.0.3945.130) -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.1) 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 (1.45.5) 1.44.1 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (72.0.1) -- 62.0.3 53.0.3 49.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (9.2.0) 7.4.0 7.3.0 5.3.1 5.3.1
gimp (2.10.14) -- -- 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.30) 2.27 2.27 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.34.3) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.8b) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.13) 3.22.30 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (19.12.1) -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 24 22 22
krita (4.2.8.2) 4.2.8.2 4.0.1 -- 2.9.7
libreoffice (6.3.4) 6.3.4 6.1.2rc1 5.1.6rc2 5.1.4
linux (5.4.13) 5.0 4.15 4.8 4.4
Package 2019.12 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.11) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.22.0 1.20.1 1.18.0 --
mesa (19.3.2) 19.0.8 18.0.5 12.0.6 11.2.0
mysql (8.0.19) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.34.2) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (440.44) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (13.0.1) 11.0.5 10.0.2 8u131 8u91
openssh (8.1p1) 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.30.1) 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.4.1) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.5) 5.17.4 -- -- --
postfix (3.4.8) -- -- -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- -- -- --
Python (3.8.1) 2.7.15rc1 2.7.15rc1 2.7.11 2.7.11
qt (5.14.0) 5.13.2 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.5.1
samba (4.11.4) 4.7.6 -- 4.3.11 4.3.9
systemd (244) 237 237 229 229
thunderbird (68.4.1) -- -- 52.1.1 --
vim (8.2) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 3.0.3 -- 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.14.2) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.7) 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.18.3

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Version: 2019.12
Rating: 8
Date: 2020-01-10
Votes: 1


Loaded it onto it's own SSD, good looking distro, does all I need though it fails to install my printer drivers. I had always liked KDE, but, having used XFCE now for over a year I find it not as configurable. things are more "windowy" in that respect. I do like the file manager though over Thunar :) Overall it's a pretty solid distro, lots to like, and the little things can always be figured out IF I had enough time I am sure. Good Job :)


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Version: 2019.12
Rating: 9
Date: 2020-01-08
Votes: 1


Wow, the new FerenOS with Pasma DE is looking awesome! I am a sucker for beautiful DE's on Linux. This is a worthy competitor to deepin DE. Works in in a VM, but of course a VM has its limitations (some graphical hickups is to be expected in a VM even with the extra tools I guess) I have only used it for a couple of days, installed all my regular stuff and so on, but so far no glitches.



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Version: 2019.12
Rating: 9
Date: 2020-01-06
Votes: 0


Solid, stable, userfriendly - very nice to switch users from MAC/Windows to Linux.


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