Numix + Nitrux OS named Ozon has been revealed! (video included)

Ozon OS is a collaborative project run by both Nitrux and Numix teams in order to create a Linux distribution optimized for gaming and which is designed with a minimalistic, yet modern approach in mind.

Updated Sep 29, 2016News
Ozon OS

It was about a month and a half ago, when it was published, here on iWillFolo©, that a new Linux distribution is on the makings, the name of this new distro is now revealed to be Ozon OS.

Numix and Nitrux, in case you didn’t know, had both began as a designers projects, creating some of the most beautiful icon sets the open source community have seen so far.

In fact, I myself am using one of their sets called Numix-Circle, and I certainly am recommending it for any user who wants to have a pretty desktop at his hands.

Back to Ozon, the project has already started showing some progress, and of course this is only the beginning, so there’s much more to expect.

Here are some of the new features that’s been exhibited in Ozon up to now:

Ozon OS current features

  • New designated theme
  • Transparent panel on overview
  • New take on Gnome’s dock (being visible outside overview mode residing at the bottom of the screen)
  • Running apps are displayed inside the dock per workspace by default, yet it can be opt-out

As you can see it’s not much right now, however as mentioned above, Ozone is still at the very beginning of its development and much more should be expected to come in the future.

Judging Ozone by another designers driven OS project and also by the great success Numix and Nitrux icon-packs had, I’d say it wouldn’t be far from reality to predict some level of success to Ozon project too.

Whether it’ll become one of the greatest Linux distros or not, it’s yet, remains to be seen.

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meego77 Aug '14
It's already death. Impostors.
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127wexfordroad Apr '14
it's a neat idea but why not just create a repository and offer the irons and other tweaks as installable extras? The world does not need Yet Another Distro, the world needs Theme Packs, or Config Packs, which is all 60% of the "distros" out there amount to...
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Georgi Karavasilev Apr '14 127wexfordroad
It won't be just themes (not Numix only ones, because this is a Numix and Nitrux project), it will also have a custom desktop shell build with Gnome-Shell extension on which a lot of people are working really hard as I type this. If you want us to justify the reason why we're doing a new distribution go and ask Elementary (for example) the same question. Or manjaro. Or Deepin. Or I can go on and on and on. And this distro is step 1 from a plan we (Numix) have with the Nitrux guys, so we need it. We will also offer the theming and the extensions for grabbing, so you will not have to install Ozon to get Atom.
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Liron Apr '14 127wexfordroad
You have a good point there, basically saying there are too many Linux distros nowadays, yet, to add upon what @me4oslav:disqus already said; if you want to grant users with the most accurate and complete experience you can give then you must have full control over what you offer them, and that can only be done by controlling all the aspects of the distro and not just one PPA, IMO.
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ThatPerson Jun '14 Georgi Karavasilev
Only just came across this article, sorry for the late post. From what I can see, you are making a new distro, with GNOME Shell and an extension. Maybe some themes (I will get onto that in a moment). Ok, I will justify Elementary, Manjaro and Deepin. Elementary; Had a GTK theme and icon theme, like Numix, but wanted to create effectively their own desktop environment, login screen, apps, etc, so make sure they fit their style. Not just copying GNOME Shell and adding an extension to pass of as their own. Also note, (just for when I get back to it), that they never once sold these themes. They make money by selling shirts and stuff. Not (like Nitrux) by getting KDE, putting on a $4 theme they made and selling it on computers and not letting people look at the code. Not (like Numix) by making wallpapers and selling them. But by getting people to like their project and WANT to give them money. Manjaro; Arch Linux for people who want it already installed with extra ease of use. Basically to Arch as Ubuntu is to Debian. Deepin; I haven't used Deepin, but I believe it was a Chinese distro. Aka, tailor made for chinese people. It has its own desktop environment and so you can see why they want to package it themselves. Any more? Back on themes. You produce themes for an (open source) desktop environment, which run on an (open source) operating system, with (mostly open source) apps. All of this is free. You then sell an icon theme for $3. So you must value your time spent on the icon theme as worth more than all of the manhours spent on the things it runs on. Then, to add insult to injury you take their work, add an extension and a few themes and attempt to pass it off as something new and amazing. wut?

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