While others are still partying like it’s 1999, the developer of the Linux Mint-based feren OS GNU/Linux distribution is the first to kick off 2018 with the release of a new ISO snapshot.
Based on Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia,” January 2018’s ISO snapshot of feren OS comes with several enhancements and updated components. Among these, we can mention a new set of wallpapers to start the new year fresh and in style, as well as Linux Mint 18.3’s brand-new Software Manager to replace GNOME Software.
Of course, Software Manager comes with Flatpak support so you can install Flatpak apps on feren OS. The new ISO snapshot also delivers on developer’s promise to make custom Themer Theme support, allowing users to create and install Themer Themes. There’s also now a Themer Store to make installing themes easier.
As a consequence, Themer was moved into Themes, a brand-new System Settings page that gives users full access to all feren OS theme, legacy themes, and many other theme-related settings. Last but not least, the new feren OS snapshots includes all the updates released since October 2017’s ISO snapshot.
“If you’re reading this on January 1st, well, Happy New Year! Meanwhile, to kick off 2018, a new snapshot of feren OS has been released for computers with the 32-bit architecture and the 64-bit architecture, and like the previous snapshot, it comes with plenty of updates,” said the feren OS developer in today’s announcement.
feren OS to soon be rebased on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS/Linux Mint 19
Now that the Linux Mint team announced their plans to release the major Linux Mint 19 operating system in 2018, which will be based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), due for release on April 26, 2018, the feren OS developer plans to rebase his GNU/Linux distribution on Ubuntu 18.04 soon, to make the transition to Linux Mint 19 easier.
feren OS has been downloaded more than 100,000 times since its initial release, and it aims to be a simple, easy-to-use, and always updated computer operating system that can replace macOS and Windows on your PC. Existing feren OS users can upgrade to the January 2018 snapshot via the Update Manager, by installing all the available updates.