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deepin

Last Update: 2018-11-15 07:57 UTC


deepin (formerly, Deepin, Linux Deepin, Hiweed GNU/Linux) is a Debian-based distribution (it was Ubuntu-based until version 15 released in late 2015) that aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly and reliable operating system. It does not only include the best the open source world has to offer, but it has also created its own desktop environment called DDE or Deepin Desktop Environment which is based on the Qt 5 toolkit. Deepin focuses much of its attention on intuitive design. Its home-grown applications, like Deepin Software Centre, DMusic and DPlayer are tailored to the average user. Being easy to install and use, deepin can be a good Windows alternative for office and home use.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 25 (362), 6 months: 28 (334), 3 months: 26 (355), 4 weeks: 32 (373), 1 week: 30 (405)

Average visitor rating: 8.94/10 from 340 review(s).


deepin Summary
Distribution deepin (formerly Deepin, before Linux Deepin, Hiweed GNU/Linux)
Home Page https://deepin.org/
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Documentation https://wiki.deepin.org/
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Bug Tracker http://mantis.linuxdeepin.com/my_view_page.php
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-11-15: Distribution Release: deepin 15.8
 • 2018-08-20: Distribution Release: deepin 15.7
 • 2018-06-16: Distribution Release: deepin 15.6
 • 2017-11-30: Distribution Release: deepin 15.5
 • 2017-07-21: Distribution Release: deepin 15.4.1
 • 2017-04-19: Distribution Release: deepin 15.4
 • 2017-03-24: Development Release: deepin 15.4 RC
 • 2017-02-27: Development Release: deepin 15.4 Beta
 • 2016-09-13: Distribution Release: deepin 15.3
 • 2016-06-01: Distribution Release: deepin 15.2
 • 2016-01-29: Distribution Release: deepin 15.1
 • 2015-12-31: Distribution Release: deepin 15
 • More deepin releases...

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 •2017-03-28 Running deepin apps on Ubuntu
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Feature 15.8 15.3 2014.3 2013 12.12 12.06 11.12.1 11.06.1 10.12.1 10.06 9.12 2.0 1.0 0.6 0.55 0.3 Feature
Release Date 2018-11-15 2016-09-13 2015-04-28 2013-11-28 2013-06-19 2012-07-17 2012-03-03 2011-08-10 2011-03-28 2010-07-20 2009-12-30 2008-11-17 2006-09-25 2005-02-24 2004-09-25 2004-07-22 Release Date
End Of Life                                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2200-2300 2200-2300                             Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop Deepin DE Deepin DE Deepin DE Deepin DE Deepin DE GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME Xfce Xfce LXDE Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Release Model
Office Suite WPS Office WPS Office LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice Yozo OO.o OO.o -- OO.o -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual bg, cz, en, es, fi, fr, hr, it, pt, ru, sv, tr, uk bg, cz, en, es, fi, fr, hr, it, pt, ru, sv, tr, uk cz, en, es, fr, it, pt, ru, tr en en en en en -- en en -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support ja, hi, ko, ml, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, hi, ko, ml, zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN zh_CN zh_CN zh_CN zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN zh_CN zh_CN Asian Language Support
Full Package List 15.8 15.3 2014.3 2013 12.12 12.06 11.12.1 11.06.1 10.12.1 10.06 9.12           Full Package List
Package 15.8 15.3 2014.3 2013 12.12 12.06 11.12.1 11.06.1 10.12.1 10.06 9.12 2.0 1.0 0.6 0.55 0.3 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.6 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22 1.0.20 1.0.17a 1.0.10 1.0.8 -- -- alsa-lib (1.1.7)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723 8.660 8.543 -- -- -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.2 3.1 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.3)
chromium (70.0.3538.102) 70.0.3538.77 52.0.2743.116 42.0.2311.90 31.0.1650.57 27.0.1453.110 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (70.0.3538.102)
cups (2.2.9) 2.2.7 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.6.2 1.6.2 1.5.3 1.5.0 1.4.6 1.4.4 -- -- -- 1.2.2 -- -- -- cups (2.2.9)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.0.3 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.2 1.43WIP 1.42.9 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.41.3 1.38 1.35 1.35 1.35 e2fsprogs (1.44.4)
firefox (63.0.3) -- -- -- 25.0.1 21.0 13.0.1 10.0.2 5.0 3.6.16 3.6.6 3.5.6 3.0.3 1.5.0.5 1.0 0.9.3 0.9.1 firefox (63.0.3)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.5 2.5.2 2.4.11 2.4.11 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.1.10 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.7 freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) 7.3.0 5.3.1 4.8.2 4.7.3 4.7.3 4.6.3 4.6.1 4.5.2 4.4.4 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.3.1 4.0.3 3.3.5 3.3.4 3.3.4 gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.6.1 2.2.11 2.2.3 2.0.4 2.0.3 gimp (2.10.8)
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.22 2.19 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.8 2.3.6 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 glibc (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.1 3.2.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.2)
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.3)
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.43)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 1.99 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98 1.97beta4 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.95 0.95 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.30 3.20.6 3.10.8 3.8.2 3.8.2 3.4.2 3.2.0 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.1 2.18.3 2.14.4 2.8.20 2.4.14 2.4.9 2.4.3 gtk+ (3.24.1)
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.37)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.08.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (18.08.3)
kmod (25) 25 22 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.1.5)
libreoffice (6.1.3) -- -- 4.2.7 4.0.2 4.0.2 3.5.3 3.4.4 3.3.3 -- 3.2.0 3.1.1 -- 2.0.3 -- -- -- libreoffice (6.1.3)
linux (4.19.2) 4.15 4.4.6 3.13 3.8 3.8 3.2 3.0 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32 2.6.31 2.6.27 2.6.15 2.6.8 2.6.8 2.4.26 linux (4.19.2)
Package 15.8 15.3 2014.3 2013 12.12 12.06 11.12.1 11.06.1 10.12.1 10.06 9.12 2.0 1.0 0.6 0.55 0.3 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.3.7 -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.10)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.2.5) 18.2.0 11.2.2 10.1.3 9.1.4 9.1.1 8.0.2 7.11 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1 7.6.0 7.2 6.5.1cvs 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 mesa (18.2.5)
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.13)
nautilus (3.30.3) -- -- 3.10.9999 3.8.1 3.8.1 3.4.2 3.2.1 2.32.2.2 2.32.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.30.3)
NVIDIA (410.66) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.24 185.18.36 177.80 -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (410.66)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.7.2 -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (7.9p1) 7.7p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 6.1p1 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 4.2p1 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 openssh (7.9p1)
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0h 1.0.2h 1.0.1f 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.1 1.0.0e 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8a 0.9.7e 0.9.7d 0.9.7d openssl (1.1.1)
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.2 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.7 5.8.4 5.8.4 5.8.4 perl (5.28.0)
php (7.2.12) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.12)
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.3)
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.1)
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.15rc1 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.4 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.4 2.5.2 2.4.2 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.3.4 Python (3.7.1)
qt (5.11.2) 5.10.1 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.4.3 -- -- -- -- qt (5.11.2)
samba (4.9.2) 4.8.2 4.4.3 4.1.6 3.6.9 3.6.9 3.6.3 3.5.11 3.5.8 3.5.4 3.4.7 3.4.0 -- 3.0.22 -- -- -- samba (4.9.2)
systemd (239) 238 229 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.3.1) 55.0 38.3.0 31.6.0 24.1.1 17.0.6 13.0.1 10.0.2 3.1.11 -- -- -- -- 1.5.0.5 -- -- -- thunderbird (60.3.1)
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.3 6.3 6.3 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.6.1 4.6.1 4.4.2 4.3.90.1 4.2.0 4.0.6 4.0.5 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.0 1.17.3 1.15.1 1.13.3 1.13.3 1.11.4 1.10.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6 1.6.4 1.5.2 1.0.2 -- -- -- xorg-server (1.20.3)

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Version: 15.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-15
Votes: 1


beautiful as it was always, lighter, more features and stronger ;)



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Version: 15.7
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-11-07
Votes: 14


I was an Ubuntu user from 11.04 to 18,10. but there was a very annoying problem in ubuntu and i wanted to get rid of that. I've searched for a distribution with good vpn settings and found out that Deepin is a very good one for this job. and the fact is it's beautiful too. the whole UI looks polished.

The GOOD parts :
nice login screen , fine file manager , extremely handy dock , VPN connections and it's very nice terminal

The BAD parts :
1) Deepin store is SHIT !!! (it has old apps with some strange bugs! try installing firefox with the store and you'll know what i'm talking about)
2) Very slow update downloading because of weak servers.
3) Freezes sometimes (on a laptop with 12GBs of ram and Core i5 cpu)
4) lacks some of the settings although the settings part is beautiful!
5) telegram desktop launches 20 seconds late. (it wasn't slow on ubuntu)


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Version: 15.7
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-11-04
Votes: 12


deepin is a beautiful distribution, its default aesthetics are probably the best of any distribution, with the possible exceptions of elementary OS, Solus and Ubuntu Kylin. Its store is intuitive and I like that it allows you can select apps for installation while another install transaction is underway (it saves your install requests and performs them when it can).

While it is based on Debian unstable, many of its packages are kept behind for further testing before they enter the main repositories, which may give some more stability to the distro, although in my experience APT pinning with it tends not to work as a means of getting newer packages. Its use of Debian unstable as its base means that the openSUSE Build Service (OBS) cannot be used to package for it (Debian testing and stable releases are the only versions that can be packaged with it). Despite it keeping packages back for further testing I have noticed it is more buggy than most distros.

Its development team has included a few user-requested packages in its repos that are not in Debian unstable's repos as well, which is a nice touch. They also include newer versions of Eclipse in their repos than are in Debian unstable's repos; the Eclipse package in Debian unstable's repos are of Eclipse 3.8, which was released over five years ago!

The fact it comes with Flatpak pre-installed and its installer (i.e. how you install the distro to your PC, not to be confused with the software store, although it is user-friendly too) being very beginner-friendly are definite pluses too.

Its forums have been quite helpful for me, even though its website does include some Chinese text, even when you choose the English version of the website (https://bbs.deepin.org/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=149372&extra=).

Personally I think despite its flaws it deserves to be in the "Beginners" category.


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