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Feren OS


Last Update: 2024-02-02 02:44 UTC


Feren OS is a desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and featuring the KDE Plasma desktop. It ships with a tweaked Calamares system installer, a custom theme and fonts, the Vivaldi web browser, boot options for advanced users, and a Feren OS Tour application, among the many home-built features and improvements. Prior to November 2020, the distribution was based on Linux Mint and included an edition with the Cinnamon desktop.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 119 (75), 6 months: 161 (49), 3 months: 157 (47), 4 weeks: 141 (44), 1 week: 135 (44)

Average visitor rating: 8.79/10 from 47 review(s).


Feren Summary
Distribution Feren OS (formerly feren OS)
Home Page http://ferenos.weebly.com/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2021-10-07: Distribution Release: Feren OS 2021.10
 • 2020-11-10: Distribution Release: Feren OS 2020.11
 • 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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Feature 2023.04 2022.10 2021.10 2020.11 2020.07 2019.12 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2 Feature
Release Date 2023-04-19 2022-10-07 2021-10-06 2020-11-10 2020-04-16 2019-12-25 2018-10-21 2017-10-01 2016-12-16 Release Date
End Of Life               2021-04 2021-04 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2600-2700 2500-2600 2400-2500 2200-2300 1800-1900 1800-1900 1800-1900 3000-3100   Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma Cinnamon, KDE Plasma Cinnamon, KDE Plasma Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon Default Desktop
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) Package Management
Release Model Semi-Rolling Semi-Rolling Semi-Rolling Fixed Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice WPS Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                   Multilingual
Asian Language Support                   Asian Language Support
Full Package List 2023.04 2022.10 2021.10 2020.11 2020.07 2019.12 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2 Full Package List
Package 2023.04 2022.10 2021.10 2020.11 2020.07 2019.12 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2 Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.2 1.2.2 1.2.2 1.2.2 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.1.0 alsa-lib (1.2.12)
amdgpu (23.0.0) 19.1.0 19.1.0 19.1.0 19.1.0 19.0.1 19.0.1 18.0.1 -- -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.21) 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.4.18 4.4.18 4.4.18 4.3 4.3 bash (5.2.21)
bind (9.18.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.18.27)
chromium (126.0.6478.126) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (126.0.6478.126)
cups (2.4.10) 2.3.1 2.3.1 2.3.1 2.3.1 2.2.7 2.2.7 2.2.7 2.1.3 2.1.3 cups (2.4.10)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3 dhcp (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.45.5 1.45.5 1.45.5 1.45.5 1.44.1 1.44.1 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.13 e2fsprogs (1.47.1)
firefox (128.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- 62.0.3 53.0.3 49.0 firefox (128.0)
freetype (2.13.2) 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.6.1 freetype (2.13.2)
gcc (14.1.0) 9.3.0 9.3.0 9.3.0 9.3.0 7.4.0 7.4.0 7.3.0 5.3.1 5.3.1 gcc (14.1.0)
gimp (2.10.38) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.8.16 -- gimp (2.10.38)
glibc (2.39) 2.31 2.31 2.31 2.31 2.27 2.27 2.27 2.23 2.23 glibc (2.39)
gnome-shell (46.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (46.3.1)
gnucash (5.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.8)
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.57)
grub (2.12) 2.04 2.04 2.04 2.04 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 grub (2.12)
gtk (4.14.4) 3.24.20 3.24.20 3.24.20 3.24.20 3.22.30 3.22.30 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.18.9 gtk (4.14.4)
httpd (2.4.61) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.61)
inkscape (1.3.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.3.2)
k3b (24.05.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (24.05.2)
kmod (32) 27 27 27 27 24 24 24 22 22 kmod (32)
krita (5.2.3) 5.1.1 5.1.1 4.4.8 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.2.8.2 4.0.1 -- 2.9.7 krita (5.2.3)
LibreOffice (24.2.5) 7.1.3rc2 7.1.3rc2 7.1.3rc2 7.0.2rc2 6.4.2 6.3.4 6.1.2rc1 5.1.6rc2 5.1.4 LibreOffice (24.2.5)
linux (6.9.9) 5.15 5.15 5.11 5.4 5.4 5.0 4.15 4.8 4.4 linux (6.9.9)
Package 2023.04 2022.10 2021.10 2020.11 2020.07 2019.12 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.4.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (11.4.2)
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- -- -- -- 1.22.2 1.22.0 1.20.1 1.18.0 -- mate-desktop (1.28.2)
mesa (24.1.3) 21.2.6 21.2.6 21.0.3 20.0.8 20.0.8 19.0.8 18.0.5 12.0.6 11.2.0 mesa (24.1.3)
mysql (9.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (9.0.0)
nautilus (46.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (46.2)
NVIDIA (555.58) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (555.58)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (22) 11.0.18 11.0.16 11.0.11 11.0.9 11.0.8 11.0.5 10.0.2 8u131 8u91 openjdk (22)
openssh (9.8p1) 8.2p1 8.2p1 8.2p1 8.2p1 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2 openssh (9.8p1)
openssl (3.3.1) 1.1.1f 1.1.1f 1.1.1f 1.1.1f 1.1.1 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g openssl (3.3.1)
perl (5.40.0) 5.30.0 5.30.0 5.30.0 5.30.0 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.22.1 perl (5.40.0)
php (8.3.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (8.3.9)
plasma-desktop (6.1.2) 5.25.5 5.25.5 5.22.5 5.19.5 5.19.3 5.17.4 -- -- -- plasma-desktop (6.1.2)
postfix (3.9.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.9.0)
postgresql (16.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (16.3)
Python (3.12.4) 3.8.2 3.8.2 3.8.2 3.8.5 3.6.9 2.7.15rc1 2.7.15rc1 2.7.11 2.7.11 Python (3.12.4)
qt (6.7.2) 5.15.5 5.15.5 5.15.2 5.15.0 5.14.2 5.13.2 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.5.1 qt (6.7.2)
samba (4.20.2) 4.13.17 4.13.17 4.11.6 4.11.6 4.7.6 4.7.6 -- 4.3.11 4.3.9 samba (4.20.2)
systemd (256.2) 245.4 245.4 245.4 245 237 237 237 229 229 systemd (256.2)
thunderbird (128.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 52.1.1 -- thunderbird (128.0)
vim (9.1) -- -- -- -- 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 vim (9.1)
vlc (3.0.21) 3.0.9.2 3.0.9.2 3.0.9.2 3.0.9.2 3.0.8 3.0.8 3.0.3 -- 2.2.2 vlc (3.0.21)
wayland (1.23.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.23.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.13) 1.20.13 1.20.13 1.20.11 1.20.8 1.20.8 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.18.3 xorg-server (21.1.13)

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Version: 2023.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2024-06-30
Votes: 1


One of the best Ubuntu based distros I have Seen so far. Rock solid and works fine out of the box. My favorite distro since I accidentally stumbled on it a few months ago. Maybe Vivaldi as standard browser is not to everybody's taste, but this can be changed easily. Another small issue I had, was that Videolan Player was freezing so I had to switch to another media Player.

Apart from that, this distro applies to anyone new to Ubuntu or who just wants things to work out Quick and simply.

Just try it out ans you'll be surprised.



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Version: 2023.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-02-14
Votes: 8


I've been using FerenOS 23.04 for a few weeks now and I have to say I'm impressed. It's based on Ubuntu, so it's stable and compatible with a lot of software, but it also has a beautiful KDE desktop that looks modern and sleek. It's very customizable and easy to use, and it comes with some nice features like the Feren Store, the Feren Theme Changer, and the Feren Welcome Screen.

Some of the pros of FerenOS are:

- It's fast and responsive, even on older hardware.
- It has a nice selection of pre-installed apps, including LibreOffice, Firefox, VLC, and Steam.
- It has a friendly and helpful community that provides support and feedback.
- It has a rolling release model, so it gets frequent updates and new features.

Some of the cons of FerenOS are:

- It's not very well-known, so it might not have as much documentation or support as other distros.
- It might have some bugs or compatibility issues, especially with newer hardware or software.
- It might not suit everyone's taste or preferences, especially if they prefer a different desktop environment or a more minimalist design.

Overall, I think FerenOS is a great operating system for anyone who wants a reliable, beautiful, and user-friendly Linux experience. It's one of the best KDE distros I've ever used, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to try something new and different.



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Version: 2023.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2024-01-09
Votes: 2


this has so much potential, if only it has more work takes place.
I truly hope all the best for this distro, but clearly the development process is very slow-paced, I'm not sure but i think because the distro has few developers/maintainers.
one issue I faced is some seriously dated repos, I guess debian have a competitor in that front.
but it's a very nice and bold take on creating a unique distro, i like that, but the job is far from over, especially on updating the repos

give it a try and you'll see how unique yet familiar it is, you'll notice that very quickly if you spent some time with linux mint


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