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Numix Project and Nitrux S.A. released Ozon OS "Hydrogen" alpha yesterday.

Ozon OS "Hydrogen" alpha is based on Fedora 20 and it uses GNOME Shell and Gnome apps by default, customized with various extensions. The newly released alpha is aimed at developers and ships with only part of the Atom Shell: Atom Dock, Launcher and Panel, so it's not really interesting for regular desktop users. However, the beta (and obviously, the final release) should include a lot more exiting stuff.

Here are a couple of Ozon OS Hydrogen alpha screenshots (but, as I said, there's not much to see right now):

Ozon OS

Ozon OS

Current Atom Shell features include:
  • Atom Dock: intellihide, per workspace task separation and transparent background on App Overview;
  • Atom Panel: display legacy tray icons and appindicators on the top panel;
  • Atom Launcher: a simplified App Launcher with applications sorted by frequency of use.
Many other features are planned, but not yet available.

Besides the extensions mentioned above, Ozon OS "Hydrogen" alpha uses GNOME 3.12 with a custom GNOME Shell theme by default and has the RPMFusion repository enabled - other than that, it's just stock Fedora 20.

According to its roadmap, Ozon OS "Hydrogen" beta will use Fedora 21 as a base and it will ship with its own GTK and icon themes (some icon design experiments here and here) (along with the rest of artwork: Plymouth, wallpapers, etc. - see how to submit wallpapers for inclusion in Ozon OS HERE), along with various OS tweaks, preinstalled vendor video drivers and so on.

The plan is to release Ozon OS "Hydrogen" (final) a month or so after the Fedora 21 release.

Download Ozon OS "Hydrogen" Alpha

Download Ozon OS "Hydrogen" Alpha:

If you want to download the Ozon OS Atom Shell / extensions and use them with your current Linux distribution, see its GitHub page (the extensions will hopefully be available on Gnome's extensions website soon).

Also see the initial announcement (from February, 2014) which provides some extra information: Numix Announces New Linux Distribution

Thanks to Satya and indirectly :), Georgi for the info! via G+