Apricity OS is based on Arch so you can always fall back on the wiki of Arch if you have any hardware/software issues. BUT you do not have to go inside your terminal and read the complete wiki to install the Apricity OS via command line. That is how you are supposed to install Arch Linux (although there are alternatives). For that reason Apricity will be more appealing to Linux starters like other Arch based linux systems e.g. Antergos, Manjaro or Kaos.

You download an iso from the website https://apricityos.com/ and burn the iso to your usb and boot from there to install this operating system. You will get a graphical installer like the ones we are used to see on other linux distro’s and the endresult will be this if you choose to install Apricity OS Cinnamon.

You will get Arctic Apricity folders combined with circular Numix app icons and the theme Arctic Apricity.

In this screenshot you see pamac or the software updater  and the system settings.

The command alternatives are :

Apricity OS will make a selection of software packages and will make sure you end in a working desktop environment based on Cinnamon and again based on Arch. You can see which packages in the Youtube video’s.

You can also change the Arctic Apricity theme to a dark variant BUT it is not selected like with arc-dark or vertex-dark.

 

This is what Apricity Arch Cinnamon looks like with Sardi icons and Dark version.

Tip : you can opacify windows when you move them. Extra extension.

 

 

After the installation and checking all the applications and settings, it is time to customize the operating system.

The following elements will be covered :

I tend to keep all my scripts on Github. These are operating systems that I will re-install in the future. Sardi icons and Surfn icons are my own. With a regular interval I will recheck if all icons have been covered for a variety of operating systems.

You can find all the scripts I use in the youtube tutorial here :

https://github.com/erikdubois/ArchApricity

 

Sardi icons

You can install the sardi icons via these scripts

This icon theme can be downloaded at sourceforge.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/sardi/

You can also use

Sardi is meant to be changed by the users. You can use scripts to change the hexadecimal colour code in about 3 seconds.

  • Sardi Colora has such a colouring script.
  • Sardi Flat Colora has such a colouring script.
  • Sardi Flexible has such a colouring script.
  • Sardi Ghost Flexible has such a colouring script.
  • Sardi Mono Colora has such a colouring script.
  • Sardi Mono Numix Colora has such a colouring script.

Colour codes can be figured out locally with gpick or online via http://www.colorpicker.com/.

Follow the collection on google+ : https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/YFP-LB

The most recent pictures can be found there.

More documentation about Sardi icons.

Download the Sardi-extra icons

Since you can change Sardi icons with scripts I have gathered all these experiments. There is also a collection of Sardi Extra icons at

https://github.com/erikdubois/Sardi-Extra

These icons can be downloaded but will not be maintained. Nor are they part of the core icons of Sardi. They are the result of ideas and scripts that are included in Sardi icons.

 

Surfn icons

For ease of installation I use the script

You can also use

 

Aureola conky

You can install conky’s to check many parameters of your operating system. Aureola conky makes your installation of these conky’s easy with scripts. It has an update system as well.

More info about the aureola collection can be found here.

Change the cursor

I like the breeze snow cursors.

 

Plank

Plank is installed through this script

If you want to install 100+ plank themes, you need to run this script :

Find plank in the menu and start it. CTRL + Right-click on the plank and choose preferences and put in on top.

Surfn icons and all plank themes

Screenshots

Sardi icons and all plank themes

Screenshots

Read more on plank e.g. how to autostart plank on boot etc …

Zsh and Oh-my-zsh

I like bash but I prefer zsh with lots of different themes from oh-my-zsh to spice things up. So let us install that via this script.

 

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