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Numix Is Going To Develop Its Own Linux Distribution

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Published on 24 February 2014 09:14 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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The Numix Project started out as a theme and icon suite that aimed to differentiate and be more usable than other Linux desktop styles, but now they have decided to come up with their own Linux distribution.

Numix has GTK+ themes and icon themes, some of which are pay-to-use, but now they are venturing to make their own Linux distribution in cooperation with Nitrux S.A.

This new Linux distribution will supposedly be designed for gamers needs and ship with Valve's Steam client installed by default, but they will try to make their Linux OS appeal to non-gamers as well. Their desktop stack will be based on GNOME Shell and use GNOME applications but with new styles and UI customizations made by their new developers.

Numix will be hiring developers to work on their new Linux distribution, mostly derived from revenues they hope to generate off sales surrounding the distribution. It appears most of the distribution's focus will just be at the UI-level with Numix being interested in hiring JavaScript developers, so it will most likely come down to writing GNOME Shell extensions.

Those wishing to learn more about the Numix Linux plans can find their official announcement on Google+.

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