So, I'm going to be blunt starting things off: 2018 was a huge year for Feren OS, and also me (The Developer) alike, for many reasons. Because of this reason, I'm more-so going to be doing a general(ish) review of 2018, albeit with the biggest focus being on Feren OS-related events. To put it short, there were many great happenings in 2018 for Feren OS and GNU/Linux in general as an OS Family, however, as many will have already known by now, it was not all sunshine and rainbows this year. We lost some pretty significant people in regards to my childhood and very likely many others', for starters, and secondly things were not all too easy at times, and mistakes were made, and I'm not going to deny that.
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:
You've heard this correctly, Feren OS's Linux Mint Repositories can now be easily upgraded to those of Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa, meaning that Feren OS can now have Cinnamon 4.0, Nemo 4.0, and all the other changes for non-Feren-OS components reflected onto its experience.
Updating is as simple as can be, just update 'feren-os-ppa-settings' to the latest version, Refresh the APT Cache by hitting 'Refresh' in Update Manager, and then update everything as the Mint 19.1 Repositories should then take effect the moment feren-os-ppa-settings is installed and the APT Cache refreshed.
Anyway, since it's simple enough to update, let's see what has changed:
So, if you haven't heard yet, Linux Mint 19.1 has had a BETA released for it which includes Cinnamon 4.0, and all the other latest additions and such for it, and here's how things are right now with getting Feren OS ready for Cinnamon 4.0:
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.