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feren OS

Last Update: 2018-07-14 22:42 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.

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Average visitor rating: 7.64/10 from 64 review(s).


feren OS Summary
Distribution feren OS
Home Page http://ferenos.weebly.com/
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Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/ferenoslinux/files/
Bug Tracker https://github.com/feren-OS/feren-OS-Bug-Repoting/issues
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  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
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 •2017-06-11 feren OS to go rolling release
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Feature 2018.07 2017.10 2016.2
Release Date 2018-07-14 2017-10-01 2016-12-16
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1800-1900 3000-3100  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Rolling Rolling Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice WPS
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 2018.07 2017.10 2016.2
Package 2018.07 2017.10 2016.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.1.0
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.13.2) -- -- --
chromium (68.0.3440.106) -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.7 2.1.3 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (61.0.2) 60.0.2 53.0.3 49.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (8.2.0) 7.3.0 5.3.1 5.3.1
gimp (2.10.6) -- 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.28.3) -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.34) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.08.0) -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 22 22
krita (4.1.1) 4.0.1 -- 2.9.7
libreoffice (6.1.0) 6.0.3 5.1.6rc2 5.1.4
linux (4.18.3) 4.15 4.8 4.4
Package 2018.07 2017.10 2016.2
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.9) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.1 1.18.0 --
mesa (18.1.6) 18.0.0rc5 12.0.6 11.2.0
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.51) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 10.0.1 8u131 8u91
openssh (7.7p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.0i) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.2.9) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.4) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- --
postgresql (10.5) -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.15 2.7.11 2.7.11
qt (5.11.1) 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.5.1
samba (4.8.4) -- 4.3.11 4.3.9
systemd (239) 237 229 229
thunderbird (60.0) -- 52.1.1 --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.3) 3.0.2 -- 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.18.3

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Average rating
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Version: 2018.07
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-08-03
Votes: 0


Initially had a little weirdness with the installation not recognizing the password created during installation on several machines. Tried different media and no change. Set it up to boot without password and after updating it was able to boot to a locked screen.

I rather enjoy the themes and the OS runs very smooth and is incredibly functional. It looks good, feels comfortable and works very well on all the hardware it has been installed on.




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Version: 2018.07
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-07-30
Votes: 0


I don't know whether I'm the only one, but I can click on "Vivaldi" and nothing happens. I was NOT able to detect "WINE". I couldn't detect a calender such as "korganizer", "orage" or "Thunderbird". The desktop theme was a bit "average" - to my taste.

Overall it's "aawrite" I suppose - nothing out of the ordinary, nothing special ......


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Version: 2018.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-07-06
Votes: 3


I have tried a bunch of other distros. Just tested Manjaro KDE, and while it is a beautiful distro I spent two days trying to install Chrome(never did it, couldn't even install yaourt and I am not a newb). Plus it felt laggy on my 4GB ram HP laptop.
I installed Feren OS last night and had chrome installed within the first ten minutes. It even has a browser download app where you can select from firefox, chrome, chromium, opera. They all work right away!

I was able to install Yumi a windows app messing with wine, and even flashed a few Iso's in Feren using a windows app.

Feren just knows. It knows what to do with exe files you give it.

The themer is badass, but you have to take it slow because it lags when you constantly change the layout of the system.It's just so much fun. You can make it look like a windows or a mac disto with ease. You can add a bunch of other themes by going to the next tab. Don't have to think of about how/where to download gnome themes, or how to install them.
I choose the Tablet mode because I really like having the _ x buttons in a single place at the edge of the screen. Makes closing a bunch of apps a breeze.

My only real complaint is that it doesn't look as polished as say Manjaro KDE, Android x86, or even ubuntu. It has the MATE pixelated feel, but you can't have it all. I choose ease of use over pretty windows. Honestly most people would not even noitce, but I've hopped around alot.


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