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.
Today marks 2 Years since the release of feren OS 2015.0 BETA, and while the 2015 series might've been an underestimated failure, or you could say, a great lesson in the ways of distribution-making, but there again, that was probably Ubuntu Builders fault partly too...
Wow, sorry guys that I didn't notice this for a while, but it turns out feren OS has hit its 50,000th download, and is already aiming at 55,000 Downloads! Thanks so much everyone, I couldn't of reached this milestone without your support and all the press coverage feren OS have received with both 2016.2 Lucid and especially 2017.0 Murdock! You know, when I made Murdock (we'll all miss you, Ian Murdock), I wasn't expecting it to reach greater heights than it ended up doing compared to Lucid. But, as I just said, it's surpassed the popularity that Lucid gave the OS by a milestone, even getting reviewed by the guys at Linux.com, and even getting a mention in Linux Format under the "Distro watch" page of one of their issues. I couldn't of got this far without all you people, I can't thank you enough!
As times go by, I hope to continuously improve feren OS, and with the Rolling Release Switch, this will become a lot easier, and will help keep the fixes in sync with every user, rather than having to make another ISO, and a script for installing the Modifications an update may include.
Features in the back-burner for 2017.08 include a Accent Colour Changer Program that works with the Windows 8, 10 and feren OS Themes included in Themer as well as a Major Updater Tool for when Ubuntu releases an LTS Upgrade every two years, to install these updates in a more stable environment.
As I've said, thanks for everything everyone! I couldn't of got this far without you, and after everything I've been through, it's more than satisfying to see the distribution becoming a success with time, and I have even higher hopes for the OS even still, past this... Let's just hope I get the GCSEs over in the best way possible, so that these plans of mine will be able to happen with less issues...
Here's to more success in the future!
Well, you probably came from Google+ after reading my teaser post for this announcement, so, let's just get straight to the point.
Exams, welp, we gotta do them some day in our life, don't we? After September in 2017, feren OS development will be slowed down for a long period, if not put to a temporary halt, because I'll be a Year 11 at that point, and Year 11 is where you really need to focus on revision for the big one, the GCSE Exams. So, because of that, don't expect as many releases in 2018 as would happen otherwise, and, good luck to everyone else who will have GCSE Exams next year too!
There might also be a chance that this might stay like this because of jobs, and so on, don't worry, feren OS will still be alive and kicking, in fact, we're inching closer and closer to the time when feren OS may possibly be in its true heyday, the day Linux is finally known to the world, the day, when feren OS is backed by it's own company, no spying or anything malicious added, of course.
Just a quick one to let you guys know, wanted to get it off of my throat, so yeah, now you know...
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.