Feren OS is an Ubuntu LTS based operating system with a customized KDE Plasma desktop and a Flatpak-compatible store.

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Download and installation

You can download Feren OS from https://ferenos.weebly.com/get-feren-os.html or from FOSS Torrents (at the moment of this writing, FOSS Torrents does not have an updated version). Install it on a USB and boot from it.

Installation process is simple and easy to follow.

Feren OS installation

Feren OS installation

Feren OS installation

After that, system will reboot an a Setup Program will display. There you must set your timezone, keyboard layout and create a user. Finally, you can follow a Quick Tour where you can change Desktop Mode between Default and Tablet Mode (for touchscreen devices), and change between light and dark theme.

Feren OS Setup Program

Feren OS Tour window

Feren OS Tour window

Design

Feren OS includes a heavily-customized KDE Plasma desktop with some translucid effects. It looks elegant but maybe a little basic.

Feren OS

Applications

Feren OS comes with several common apps like LibreOffice, Vivaldi, Nemo, Ark and KDE apps like Krita and Kate. It includes a Store, compatible with Flatpak, where you can easily install programs. Feren OS is based on Ubuntu, so you can also use apt and (already installed) Synaptic Package Manager.

Feren OS

Feren OS

I had some problems with the Vivaldi repository, so I disabled it and the OS could update sucessfully.

Feren OS brings the stability of Ubuntu LTS with a modern desktop (Plasma) and the ability to install the latest software with Flatpak.