Numix, not just yet another theme suite

Numix is a great project composed by many design artworks like icons and backgrounds to use on your Linux desktop distribution. The good design and taste of all of its elements converts your bored distribution into a beautiful pleasant for your eyes experience. And it also can be applied in your Android devices.

**UPDATE 16th Sept. 2017** As the [Numix Project](https://twitter.com/numixproject) team indicates, some of the info is out of date.

The project is composed by:

  • GTK3 themes

  • Icons collections

  • Background wallpapers collections

You can take a look on this resources searching for them in the DeviantArt repository http://www.deviantart.com/browse/all/?q=numix.

Support the project

You can support the project by visiting the Numix Store https://numixproject.org/store and getting some of their items or the awesome round neck T-Shirt.

Handsome guy wearing the numix round neck t-shirt

Install in your linux distribution

For installing the icon packages and gtk themes you can use the repositories build to provide the updated Numix artworks.

For Ubuntu, add the Ubuntu PPA from a terminal running the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa

There is also an OpenSUSE repository to use in the distros based on Fedora, Red Hat or OpenSUSE. Alternatively, on Fedora, you could install Fedy and run the following command:

sudo fedy -e numix_themes

For install in other distros you can download the packages from https://github.com/numixproject and unpack them into your home folder to use them in the system.

Using these icons in your Windows machine

For using these icons on your Windows installation as applications and resources icons you must convert to an ico format. For doing this you can use a bulk convert tool. First of all you can download the Numix icon theme you want to convert from the Numix project Github repository https://github.com/numixproject.

My personal solution was to use these command lines to convert the png files to ico with the convert command from a Cygwin terminal.

You should download Cygwin from here https://www.cygwin.com/ and install the ImageMagick package If you used Linux, you need cygwin on your windows

  • Convert from svg to png
find . -name \*.svg -print0 | xargs -0 -n1 -P4 -I{} bash -c 'X={}; convert -background none -density 1200 "$X" "${X%.svg}.png"'
  • Convert from png to ico
find . -name \*.png -print0 | xargs -0 -n1 -P4 -I{} bash -c 'X={}; convert "$X" -define icon:auto-resize=256,128,64,48,32,16 "${X%.png}.ico"'

You maybe also need other interesting commands like:

  • Modify images recursively
find * -iname '*.png' -print0 | xargs -0 mogrify -resize 64x64\>
  • Copying preserving folder structure
find . -name '*.png' | cpio -pdm ../numix.png/
  • Copying preserving folder structure overwritting previous existing files
find . -name '*.png' | cpio -updm ../numix.png/

Android icons for your launcher

There are the Android version of these icons collections. You can find on the Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Numix

Ozon Os, their own linux distro

The Numix team working together with the Nitrux team have build a very beautiful own linux distribution based on Fedora 21. The base of Ozon is a new desktop environment called Atom, basically a modification of the current Gnome Shell , designed to be simple, sleek and modern and improve your productivity in front of the desktop environment, focused on helping you to get stuff done quickly. Ozon is also gaming friendly. The team included in it performance optimisations and improvements to help you installing video drivers and gaming platforms. The team believes in the essence of open source and had published the source on GitHub and invite you to contribute or fork it for your needs.

This is one linux distribution to consider into the group of the nicest designed distributions where we can find:

Check the Numix project web page https://numixproject.org/

Check the Numix Store https://numixproject.org/store

Check the Numix Google+ page https://plus.google.com/+NumixProjectOrg/posts

The Ozon Os web page http://ozonos.github.io/