Team behind Numix Project has unveiled the plan for a new Linux distribution. If you do not know already, Numix is known for its beautiful GTK and icon themes which is undoubtedly one of the best themes for Ubuntu, not only for Unity but GNOME Shell themes as well.
This yet-to-be-named new Linux distribution will be developed in partnership with Nitrux and it is one of the two projects being collaborated by Numix and Nitrux. Second project is not disclosed yet but perhaps it could be related to games. GNOME will be the base of this OS as announced by the team:
“We are basing our shell on Gnome-Shell and we will use Gnome apps. Our shell will be made from extension for Gnome-Shell. That means we are NOT forking Gnome-Shell and we’re not moving away from Gnome as a base.”
Some of the main highlights of the proposed OS are:
- GNOME based with GNOME apps and shell
- Look and feel of the OS will be as per Numix designers
- Less customization options
- Focused on gamers, will be pre-installed with Steam
- (most probably) it will be a paid OS
Look of this new OS can be seen in the following mock-ups:
It’s difficult to say anything about the new distribution yet but I can presume that it would be the (one of the) prettiest Linux distribution. Numix has shown its creativity with icon themes which is certainly on the best icon themes for Ubuntu and I am certain that they will keep up their beautiful work in their new OS. But I also hope that they do not focus only on looks as Pear OS 8 did.
What you think of this “Numix OS” (if I may call it so)? Is it a good idea to announce another new Linux distribution when 14 new Linux distros entered the market last year only? Do share your views.
Update: The “Numix OS” has been named Ozon OS. You can follow their development activity on its G+ page.