Ozone OS It may be a 2015 war distro, or so it seems from its attractive design. We have already seen the great evolution of other Linux distributions, such as Deepin and some interesting projects like Evolve OS and Elementary, but Ozon OS is a distribution that was born from the collaboration of two existing projects: Numix and Nitrux.
Let's go by parts, Numix OS It was intended to be a distro that would focus on a careful design and customization of the graphic themes and the traditional icons of the environments that we are used to seeing. In principle Numix was born as a theme for GNOME and Unity to give a more elegant and modern vision visually, but it was transformed into a complete distro. But it did not exist as such, although the developers behind Numix who have teamed up with Nitrux SA for Ozon.
Nitrox It is more of the same, although this one has seen the light. A new look to renew traditional graphical environments and give a new rejuvenated look to our Linux. But when they come together, it results in a new distribution called Ozon OS in which the two development groups converge.
According to its developers, apart from a modern and minimalist design, Ozon OS will also be optimized for gaming. But at the moment we have to be patient, since at the moment we only have an Alpha version released based on Fedora 20 and maybe soon we will see the Beta and the final version based on Fedora 21.
Ozon OS will use the environment atom shellAs you know, a genuine new set of extensions that can be installed on top of GNOME Shell and that has its own dock, panel and app launcher. And we will see what those optimizations are for the players that they talk about (possibly it will come with graphics drivers and Steam). By the way, they also have an icon theme, plymouth theme, wallpapers and soon also a GTK theme ...
If you are interested, you can follow the development from the page of the project on GitHub.
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You have posted some wrong information about Ozon. Namely - Ozon is NOT a continuation of Numix OS, because there never was Numix OS and Atom-Shell is not a Gnome-Shell fork. Please correct it:
Correction from Ozon:
We live in a world where media coverage and popularity are from utmost important, so it is always fantastic to see blog posts, tweets, facebook posts, google + posts and etc… about Ozon.
However like + Uri Herrera has outlined, there are two wrong bits of information in this article:
A) Ozon is not continuation of Numix OS, because Numix OS has never ever existed. Ozon is a collaborative project of both + Numix Project and + Nitrux SA. We have said that on numerous occasions.
B) Our desktop shell - Atom-Shell is not a fork of Gnome-Shell. When we started working on it we set a rule to avoid forking if possible, because open source is already balkanised enough and we don't want to be part of that balkanization if we can avoid it. Atom-Shell is a set of Gnome-Shell extensions, so you can install it on top of Gnome-Shell. We also have an icon theme, plymouth theme, wallpapers and we will hopefully have a GTK theme soon enough.
“We live in a world in which media coverage and popularity are extremely important, and that is why it is great to see articles, tweets, Facebook, google-, etc. entries. about Ozon.
Despite this, as + Uri + Herrera highlighted, there are two erroneous information in this article:
A) Ozon is not a continuation of NumixOS as NumixOS has never existed. Ozon is a collaborative project between the + Numix i + Nitrux SA project. It has been said many times already.
B) Our desktop shell - Atom-Shell is not a fork of Gnome-Shell. When we started working on it, we set the rule to avoid forks as much as possible since Free Software is already too Balkanized and we want to avoid doing so as much as possible.
Atom-Shell is a set of Gnome-Shell extensions, so you can install it on top of Gnome-Shell. We also have an icon theme, plymouth theme, wallpapers and hopefully a GTK theme soon.
Hello. Sorry for the mistake. It is already corrected. I hope everything is okay now.