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feren OS, a distribution based on Linux Mint has released their 2017.0 'Murdock' edition with tons of new stuff.

This is a bit of distribution-inception now though, with feren OS based on Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, which is based on Debian — wow. It includes a customized Cinnamon desktop to give it their own fresh look. It also comes with the Vivaldi browser by default, which I haven't seen any other distribution do.

In the latest edition of feran OS, they have dropped Mint Welcome, in favour of their own fork of Budgie Welcome called feren Welcome. Continuing the fork of a fork there I see!

Their 'Themer' application, for switching themes was also updated to make it easier to use. All themes have been updated and you get a handy preview of each theme now too.

It also updates all applications to the latest versions available. See the release notes here.

With so many distributions, a lot of them already being friendly to Linux newbies, I'm not entirely sure who this is aimed at? It does look pretty clean though, so they have that.
Aryvandaar commented on 2 May 2017 at 10:46 am UTC

Because we totally needed another Ubuntu / Debian based distro. I don't really see the point of making a distro unless you're going to bring something new to the Linux world.

I'm going to make this thing based on something that already exists just because.

We don't need more distros at this point. We need less. It's confusing enough for new users.


Last edited by Aryvandaar at 2 May 2017 at 10:47 am UTC. Edited 2 times.


TheJawaPenguin commented on 2 May 2017 at 1:22 pm UTC

Why does it exist ......


Vistaus commented on 2 May 2017 at 3:03 pm UTC

"It also comes with the Vivaldi browser by default, which I haven't seen any other distribution do."

There is one other distribution that has Vivaldi as its default web browser: Plop Linux (from the creators of the well-known Plop bootloader): https://www.plop.at/en/ploplinux/index.html


Last edited by Vistaus at 2 May 2017 at 3:04 pm UTC


Cybolic commented on 2 May 2017 at 9:48 pm UTC

Well, it's pretty and the customisation aspect seems easier than other distros from the perspective of a new user. This might be a good "My First Linux" distro.


vegangaro commented on 3 May 2017 at 9:54 pm UTC

Feren = Mint = Ubuntu = Debian...wheres da Feren's fork? ....


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