In wake of the immediate availability of Linux Mint 19.1's Repositories to Feren OS Users done earlier today, both the 32 Bit Feren OS ISO and the 64 Bit Feren OS ISO have been updated, with Feren OS 'KDE Experimental' getting an update of its own at a later time and date. The ISOs can be downloaded at the same place as they have always been available at, and all the MD5SUMs and SHA256SUMs have been updated on the 'Get It' page of the website.
Here's what has been changed in the ISOs:
Everything that has received updates since the last ISO update has been updated this release, including the Linux Mint Repositories (now 19.1 'Tessa' out of the box in the updated ISOs), everything Feren OS uses from the Linux Mint Repositories (that means Cinnamon, Nemo, and more), Feren Store, MintUpdate, Software Sources, Browser Manager, Layout Manager, Themer, and much more. The ISOs should be on recent package versions made available to Feren OS at the date of release, excluding kernels.
Feren OS User Experience:
The Feren OS UX (User Experience) hasn't changed all that much since the last ISO, in fact it has only gotten better, with Cinnamon's better snappiness in 4.0, and the optimisations of other applications, as well, such as Nemo's better speeds in 4.0 too, and more coming with this updated ISO pair. Plus, you might find certain aspects of Feren OS, such as Themer, are actually more stable than what is available upstream. (I would show Mint what I did to make Themer more stable, but I haven't yet thought out an efficient way to convey to the user that the layout/theme is changing slowly but surely so that they don't then just think Mint's Welcome Screen has frozen or crashed out, and until then I'm holding off from suggesting my idea to make it more stable to them).
You should visit this blog post to find out more about what has changed in the Feren OS Experience due to the Mint 19.1 Update.
As stated in the other blog post, Feren OS has also gained two new sounds: One for log in and the other for log out. These are replacing the current ones used by default, and are directly pulled off of the TouchRemix sound scheme, with the credits and license copying done and placed in /usr/share/feren-os/sounds/LICENSE and /usr/share/feren-os/sounds/LICENSING. Hopefully, these sounds are also less ear-heavy for the headphone users booting into Live Session Feren OS, as well.
Bit of trivia: These sounds were also contributed to Ubuntu for the Yaru theme back when it was called Communitheme... whether a login and a logout sound such as the ones contributed are eventually used once more in Ubuntu, or not, remains to be seen. (They can also be found on the Ubuntu 'Communitheme' GitHub)
Coming back to the Feren OS OOTB Application Selection after last appearing in 2017.0, if not in a Feren OS Snapshot, returns the Fingerprint GUI Application! I don't recall exactly why it was removed from Feren OS, therefore meaning I most likely forgot to re-add it since to the OS, but starting this ISO Update, the Fingerprint GUI Application, designed to assist in people with fingerprint reading devices to log in to Feren OS or unlock Feren OS with Fingerprint Authentication, has made a comeback to the Default Feren OS Experience, re-establishing its place in the Applications Menu. If you have an install of Feren OS from an ISO before this one, and would like Fingerprint GUI, simply go into Feren Store and search for 'fingerprint-gui', and install it, and then enjoy!
That's it for updates, as mentioned before, you can get the new ISOs at the normal download link that you can always get Feren OS from (Get It on the top of the page) and, overall, enjoy the updates to Feren OS, fellow Feren OS users!
The Feren OS Dev
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.