It's that time of the year again, y'know, the end of the year... Anyways, time to recap what happened feren-wise. Though, I can tell you now, boy was this a good year for feren OS so far.
Yep, the moment I got word that Linux Mint dropped their Sylvia ISO onto their Download Servers, under the "Stable" folder, I started working on the seamless update from the ISO's base of Mint Sonya, to the new base of Mint Sylvia (18.2 => 18.3). To be honest, for a first try at doing this (all previous Mint Updates came as feren OS Releases), the update process is seamless, and very easy.
For a newbie to switching to feren OS, the requirement of taking data to somewhere else, before installing feren OS over Windows, then restoring the data and settings, that is quite the chore, isn't it? Well, now you don't have to do that anymore. Now, say hello to feren OS to/from Windows Transfer Tool.
After many failed incarnations, and so close to the potential demise of the 32 Bit System Architecture, I can now finally announce, the x32 Version of feren OS has RETURNED, being the FIRST feren OS for x32 Machines, since the failure that was the 2015.X Series.
After a long time, LOTS of blood, sweat and tears put into it, and lots of password entering, feren OS can now finally say it's a Rolling Release Operating System built on the foundations of Mint, designed to be Stable. This Snapshot is based on Linux Mint 18.2, and is a defining point for feren OS as a distribution.
It's great making something for the community that might become quite big and remain for a very long time to continue serving the community and helping Linux as a result.