This is just a quick blog post to say that the Feren OS Stock i386 ('x32') and Feren OS Stock amd64 ('x64') ISO Download Links have been updated to bring the January 2019 Snapshot to the latest package versions. There is not much in terms of differences here, but the differences that are here are quite significant for new users.
All the packages that are update-able to their latest versions on the Ubuntu 18.04 base have been updated to their latest versions, meaning you will not have to do as many updates upon installing the OS than you will have to with the original January 2019 Snapshot ISOs.
As well as this, Weather (Applet) has been updated to make it work again as well as bring its latest available features, thanks to version 2.1.2.
Meet the New 'Welcome to Feren OS' Screen:
As well as these updates, another program was recently made for Feren OS that all Feren OS Machines will now come with by default (current users may have noticed it being installed with updates) that will only show initially for new users. The 'Welcome to Feren OS' screen, also known as 'feren-oobe', is a screen that appears initially on all new user accounts on Feren OS and allows the user to set up a few parts of the Feren OS experience right from the get-go before they begin using Feren OS:
More options might come soon to this 'OOBE' (Out Of Box Experience) Screen, such as picking your Accent Colour, and more, but this will be sure to make Feren OS a lot better for new users that may not like small details such as the theme mode (light/dark), the clock placement, and/or the other tiny details. This 'OOBE' will also be ported over to Plasma in the future as an initial Feren OS 'OOBE' screen for Feren OS Next now that Feren OS Next has a Themer equivalent for it.
In conclusion, I hope new users and current users alike will love the changes made to the January 2019 Snapshot ISOs to improve the initial experience of Feren OS greatly, and I hope you are enjoying and/or will enjoy Feren OS!
The download link remains the same, have fun.
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.