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Feren OS

Last Update: 2019-10-06 02:40 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: 53 (210), 6 months: 49 (225), 3 months: 73 (157), 4 weeks: 78 (161), 1 week: 74 (150)

Average visitor rating: 7.81/10 from 103 review(s).


Feren Summary
Distribution Feren OS (formerly feren OS)
Home Page http://ferenos.weebly.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums
Alternative User Forums
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 announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 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
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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 Next-beta3 2019.07 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
Release Date 2019-10-05 2019-07-13 2018-10-21 2017-10-01 2016-12-16
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1800-1900 1800-1900 1800-1900 3000-3100  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice WPS
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3 Btrfs, ext4, ext3
Multilingual          
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List next-beta3 2019.07 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
Package Next-beta3 2019.07 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.3 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 4.4.18 4.3 4.3
bind (9.15.5) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (77.0.3865.120) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.7 2.2.7 2.2.7 2.1.3 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.1 1.44.1 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (69.0.3) -- 64.0 62.0.3 53.0.3 49.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (9.2.0) -- 7.3.0 7.3.0 5.3.1 5.3.1
gimp (2.10.12) -- 2.8.22 -- 2.8.16 --
glibc (2.30) 2.27 2.27 2.27 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.12) 3.22.30 3.22.30 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (19.08.2) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 24 24 22 22
krita (4.2.7.1) 4.2.6 4.0.1 4.0.1 -- 2.9.7
libreoffice (6.3.2) 6.3.1rc2 6.0.6 6.1.2rc1 5.1.6rc2 5.1.4
linux (5.3.7) 5.0 4.15 4.15 4.8 4.4
Package Next-beta3 2019.07 2018.10 2017.10 2016.2
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.8) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.20.1 1.20.1 1.20.1 1.18.0 --
mesa (19.2.1) 19.0.8 18.0.5 18.0.5 12.0.6 11.2.0
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.34.1) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (435.21) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (13) 11.0.4 10.0.2 10.0.2 8u131 8u91
openssh (8.1p1) 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.30.0) 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.3.10) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.0) 5.16.5 -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.7) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (12.0) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.11 2.7.11
qt (5.13.1) 5.12.3 5.9.5 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.5.1
samba (4.11.1) -- -- -- 4.3.11 4.3.9
systemd (243) 237 237 237 229 229
thunderbird (68.1.2) -- 60.2.1 -- 52.1.1 --
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 3.0.4 3.0.3 -- 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.4 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.18.3

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Version: 2019.07
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-10-03
Votes: 0


Seems like a mistake that based on doesn't include Ubuntu which is Mint's upstream. This distro seems like a good Ubuntu respin if you would like your Linux box to run windows software, look more windowsy and include an office suite which is very microsoft officy. It might be a good first step in the water for new users coming from Windows.


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Version: Next-beta2
Rating: 2
Date: 2019-09-24
Votes: 0


WIP: requires considerable work inputs, more like a pre-alpha.

We have great faith in the devs!


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Version: 2019.07
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-09-07
Votes: 0


Feren 64 bit latest release (as at September 2019) cannot find a NTFS partition on my hard drive but it can find Windows 10 partitions. Could not update or install programs but I found the solution on the web showing how to delete the problem text using terminal. Cannot find network Readyshare USB storage attached to the modem. Cannot install time and date on panel. These bugs need fixing. At this stage Feren is not a good as LXLE OS.


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