It's been 3 months since the last Snapshot, so... if you don't know what that means: It calls for a New Feren OS Snapshot, and it's now released for the 64 Bit Architecture and the 32 Bit Architecture.
This release comes with a series of improvements, as well as marking the last day of development before the long pause for a few months, so that I can revise for the UK GCSEs. Listed below are changes I remember, and how to upgrade.
PS: It's after 12:00, and it's not a joke, unlike the last one.
Updating to April Snapshot
Simple. Just go into the Update Manager, hit Refresh, and install any updates that might be there, once you've done that, congrats, you're now on April Snapshot!
Changes from January 2018 to April 2018:
New Background Set
It is tradition by now that every snapshot brings a new wallpaper set, and this snapshot is no different. However, a change with this set is that some of bo0xvn's wallpapers have been changed to other wallpapers by them, along with the changed Unsplash wallpapers. Also, if the wallpaper set isn't enough for you, you can add 'feren-extra-backgrounds' via the Software Manager.
Welcome Screen has had welcomed improvements
You will find in this Snapshot that Welcome Screen has become slightly more helpful, with an upgrade to the base's (Ubuntu Budgie Welcome) latest version, as well as improvements to all of the pages in Welcome Screen, including a revamped Recommended Applications page, and overall a Welcome Screen remedied of the Crash Issue and any other noticeable issues the previous incarnation suffered from.
Fixes to Theme Colouriser
Along with Welcome Screen, Theme Colouriser has also had some TLC and now works fine with the supported themes again, so enjoy recolouring the Default Feren OS Theme, Windows 8 Theme, and Windows 10 Theme.
So, what's next?
This... is where things get awkward.
The month is April, and if you don't know, that means a new Ubuntu Release is around the corner, and this year, as per every two years, it's an LTS Release, meaning Feren OS will end up being based on the Mint Version based on that Ubuntu Version (until such times as when Feren OS is just Ubuntu-based, then it'll catch up... faster?), however, this is also coming very close to the beginning of the United Kingdom's Real GCSEs, which means I'll have to take a break starting tomorrow from developing Feren OS in order to have a fighting chance against these GCSEs to hopefully come out on top and have plenty of options for the future.
However, this DOES NOT mean Feren OS is dead, it's just going to be asleep for a little bit, but because of the base, this should not come with too many issues as Mint and Ubuntu can keep the OS secured during that time that I'm not here. This also means I won't be answering any questions either, because I'll be AFK. Overall, Feren OS will never die under my control, I simply won't ever let it die, because it has so much potential that still needs to be tapped into over time.
Thank you, everyone, for the continued use of Feren OS, and thanks for so many downloads, and thanks for the popularity as well. I'll see you... in a few months time. Enjoy Feren OS's improvements that I did just in time to prepare for my break, and don't worry about the GTK Theme, it's ported now under the GitHub Repository. But yeah, it is nearly time... See ya for now.
The Feren OS Dev
signing out for now... o/
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.