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Hi, +Joshua Fogg here. You might know me from Numix and from Ozon as working on the icon theme and managing the GitHub repos. This is a long one so feel free to scroll to the TL;DR at the end.
 
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> Hey Josh, what's up?
 
As of November 1st it will be 5 months since we posted an update and longer still since we pushed any major code changes to Atom. A lot of you have been wondering why this is the case so it's only fair that we update you on the goings on behind the scenes.
 
 
> That's quite a big gap!
 
Yeah, it's no secret that we've been struggling over the last year with developer power. Ozon was conceived by +Nitrux S.A. and +Numix Project two very design centred groups, and so we started with a very design heavy collective. At the time of Ozon's creation we had a massive influx of developers but these lost interest surprisingly quickly.
 
 
> Why did they lose interest?
 
Atom, the DE purpose built for Ozon, is built from GNOME extensions which are coded in GJS (https://wiki.gnome.org/action/show/Projects/Gjs?action=show&redirect=Gjs). The original logic of this was sound: we wanted to harness the power of GNOME but put our own spin on it while not forking anything. This didn't work out as nicely as we'd hoped - GJS is notoriously difficult to work with because of the lack (in some cases complete absence) of documentation, which is why our devs kept running away. We managed to get the beta ISO but the months after that were pretty slow and while we kept hoping it would improve the opposite was happening.
 
 
> So what happens now?
 
A couple of months ago we were approached on Google+ by the +Korora Project developers about a possible merger and making Ozon a gaming edition of their already well established distro. After some internal discussion we've decided to accept their offer.
 
 
> What's going to happen to Atom?
 
Atom is being dropped as a DE. For the foreseeable future Atom will remain on the Ozon GitHub (https://github.com/ozonos). We're happy to merge in contributions from the community too, we just won't be doing any work in it ourselves.
 
 
> What's going to happen to the Ozon theme suite?
 
One of the big things that came out of the merger is there's interest in using the themes as the default for a future Korora release, so that's what I'll be working on. Because of this they will probably be moved to the Korora GitHub (https://github.com/kororaproject) sometime soon.
 
 
> What will the other Ozon members be doing?
 
+Paolo Rotolo and I are the only two moving straight to Korora. The others have either taken an opportunity to call this a day or work on another project for a while first.
 
 
> Can I keep using Ozon or Atom?
 
We'd highly recommend you don't. For the last few months we've been paying to keep the Ozon server (where the repos are hosted) online but we'll be shutting that down pretty soon. The only available ISO is based on an old version of Fedora and pretty soon Atom will stop working with the latest version of GNOME.
 
We recommend you switch to Korora (https://kororaproject.org/) - it's Fedora based like Ozon and comes with a tonne of great features.
 
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TL;DR: Ozon is merging into Korora. Atom is being dropped but we'll be working on the theme suite to hopefully make it default in a future release. I'm sure you all have a bazillion questions I've not thought of so ask away and I'll do my best to answer them all.

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So long, and thanks for all the fish!
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You can now support +Nitrux development via cryptocurrencies! head over to: https://nxos.org for more info. #Nitrux #ChangeTheRules
We've revamped our site's sponsor section removing the widget that was displayed there and added a new option for you to support our development via cryptocurrencies!.

You can still sponsor us via PayPal by clicking the button and choose any amount you're comfortable with. It will redirect you to the easier to use paypal.me site.

As always we appreciate your support!. Don't forget to share it so we can continue growing, together.

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What's up guys, +Nitrux has set up a simple survey to know where the distribution works and where it doesn't. It's only 10 questions long and you can help narrow down working or problematic hardware configurations. #Nitrux
What's up guys, so we've set up a simple survey for us to know where Nitrux works and where it doesn't.

While we don't have access to every piece of hardware out there with your help we can at least narrow down the hardware that may have issues.

https://goo.gl/forms/FX7P4n42im5UJX2l2

#Nitrux
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Hey guys Nitrux 1.0.3 is out! btw you don't need to use UNetbootin anymore :P #Nitrux #ChangeTheRules
Hey guys today is release day and Nitrux 1.0.3 is out!

What's new:
- Updated packages from artful.
- Latest version of +The KDE Community Plasma 5 (5.10.5), KDE Apps (17.08), KF5 (5.37.0) and Qt5 (5.9.1).
- Kernel version 4.12.0-11
- Latest version of Kvantum, Babe and Latte.
- Added ShowImage; a simple image viewer.
- Added Spanish translations for Plasma and KDE applications; default is American English.
- Added OnlyOffice Desktop Editors for Linux.
- Added Nomad Clock Applet; an alternative to the default Plasma digital clock which shows a calendar, your events and the weather.

Known issues:
- kde-config-gtk-style Bug 382291 - System settings GTK apps configurations resets | We have put this package on hold at version 4:5.10.4-0ubuntu1.
- VirtualBox has problems rendering the desktop please disable 3D acceleration in the configuration options of the virtual machine.
- Installing apps using the NX Software Center does not work during the Live session; this is an issue with permissions in snapd.

Notes:
- KWin is set to use XRender by default, to use effects such as 'Blur' change the rendering mode used by the compositor to OpenGL.
- Both Kvantum themes support translucency but it's not enabled, open Kvantum manager go to Configure Active Theme>Compositing & General Look>check Translucent Windows and click Save.
- To switch between languages go to System Settings>Regional Settings>Language then click Apply and logout or reboot.

Download at: https://nxos.org

Available at +SourceForge: https://sourceforge.net/projects/nitruxos/

Also available at +opendesktop.org:https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1188112/

#Nitrux #NXOS #ChangeTheRules
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KDE Apps have been updated, time to update your +Nitrux system.
KDE Applications 17.08 software suite is out and it's coming soon to a GNU/Linux distro near you!
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Check this review of +Nitrux in Spanish!.
Gracias a el usuario +Zatiel por este review de NItrux 1.0.2 en Español. #Nitrux #ChangeTheRules
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Sweet! +Nitrux is now listed on +DistroWatch!.
Hey guys!

Thanks to you we've got added to +DistroWatch database! Another milestone that's possible because of you, our fans; our users.

Thanks for being part of this. We'll continue to work on improving to bring you "A Linux for Everyone".

<3

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Nitrux 1.0.2 is available to download, check out the release notes in full and try it! — https://nxos.org/#download

Mirrors available at +SourceForge: https://sourceforge.net/projects/nitruxos

#Nitrux #NXOS #ChangeTheRules
Hey guys, today is release day and Nitrux 1.0.2 is out!

What's new:
- Updated packages from artful.
- Latest version of +The KDE Community Plasma 5 (5.10.90/5.10.4), KDE Apps (17.07.80/17.11.70), KF5 (5.37.0) and Qt5 (5.9.1).
- Kernel version 4.11.0-10
- Latest version of Kvantum, Babe and Latte.
- Updated Nomad Firewall.
- Updated Lüv icon theme.
- Updated Nomad GTK theme.
- Updated Nomad Simplemenu.
- Updated Nomad Plasma Look and Feel package.
- Ability to use pacman commands in Nitrux from the terminal to manage packages.
- Removed Qupzilla; Added Chromium.
- Updated VirtualBox Guest Additions to version 5.1.26.

Known issues:
- kde-config-gtk-style Bug 382291 - System settings GTK apps configurations resets | We have put this package on hold at version 4:5.10.4-0ubuntu1.
- VirtualBox has problems rendering the desktop please disable 3D acceleration in the configuration options of the virtual machine.
- Installing apps using the NX Software Center does not work during the Live session; this is an issue with permissions in snapd.

Notes:
- KWin is set to use XRender by default, to use effects such as 'Blur' change the rendering mode used by the compositor to OpenGL.
- Both Kvantum themes support translucency but it's not enabled, open Kvantum manager go to Configure Active Theme>Compositing & General Look>check Translucent Windows and click Save.

Download at: https://nxos.org
Also available at +SourceForge: https://sourceforge.net/projects/nitruxos/

#Nitrux #NXOS #ChangeTheRules
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Get your pinch of awesome today — Download at: https://nxos.org/#download #Nitrux #ChangeTheRules
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We'd like to thank +It's FOSS - Linux Blog for taking the time to explore Nitrux!. Check out the article and subscribe to their YouTube Channel.

Loved the video guys! :D

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