On the DVD


Deepin is one of the leading distributions from China. Based on Debian's Stable repository, deepin is prized for its Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE), which is built with Qt. DDE contains over two dozen unique applications ranging from standard items such as an editor, font installer, and package store to more unusual items like a remote assistant, repair guide, and presentation assistant. DDE is also frequently praised for its easy-to-follow installer and for its clean and beautiful design.

If you have used deepin previously, you will notice numerous small improvements in the 20.4 release, starting with a new default wallpaper. Also new in the release is an undo function (Ctrl+Z) for the trash icon and the display of an application window's titlebar when hovering the mouse over the dock. The Control Center now supports biometric authentication, hibernation time settings, and more detailed settings for custom docks. Numerous bug fixes have also been made. As in previous releases, deepin 20.4 includes numerous tweaks not found in other desktops that extend functionality in small but useful ways.

Deepin has been accused several times of passing user information to the Chinese government, but none of these allegations have ever been proven. You will, however, have to check a box that says you agree to the deepin EULA and privacy policy.

Buy this article as PDF

Express-Checkout as PDF
Price $2.95
(incl. VAT)

Buy Linux Magazine

Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content

  • Deepin 20.1 has Arrived

    Debian-based Deepin 20.1 has been released with some interesting new features.

  • News

    In the news: Mozilla VPN Now Available for Linux; KDE Wayland Support and Kickoff Redesign; Deepin 20.1 Released; CloudLinux Commits over One Million Dollars to CentOS Replacement; Linux Mint 20.1 Beta Released; and Manjaro Linux 20.2 Unleashed.

  • New Mint Minted

    Version 16 of the popular Linux desktop reveals new tools, edge-snapping, and performance improvements.

  • Linux Mint 21 is Now Available

    The latest iteration of Linux Mint, codenamed Vanessa, has been released with a new upgrade tool and other fantastic features.

  • Deepin 23 Preview Release is Available For Testing

    The developers of Deepin have made a preview release of their latest offering available with three exciting new features.

comments powered by Disqus
Subscribe to our Linux Newsletters
Find Linux and Open Source Jobs
Subscribe to our ADMIN Newsletters

Support Our Work

Linux Magazine content is made possible with support from readers like you. Please consider contributing when you've found an article to be beneficial.