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deepin

Last Update: 2017-12-06 18:39 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: 11 (823), 6 months: 12 (600), 3 months: 16 (535), 4 weeks: 14 (634), 1 week: 19 (566)

Average visitor rating: 9.07/10 from 160 review(s).


deepin Summary
Distribution deepin (formerly Deepin, before Linux Deepin, Hiweed GNU/Linux)
Home Page https://deepin.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://bbs.deepin.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://wiki.deepin.org/
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Download Mirrors https://deepin.org/download/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://mantis.linuxdeepin.com/my_view_page.php
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2015-12-17: Development Release: deepin 15 Beta
 • 2015-11-30: Development Release: deepin 15 Alpha 2
 • 2015-04-28: Distribution Release: deepin 2014.3
 • More deepin releases...

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 •2017-03-28 Running deepin apps on Ubuntu
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Feature 15.5 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 2017-11-30 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) 3200-3300                               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 15.5 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 15.5 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 (1.1.5) 1.1.3 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 (1.1.5)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723 8.660 8.543 -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 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 (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (63.0.3239.84) 62.0.3202.62 52.0.2743.116 42.0.2311.90 31.0.1650.57 27.0.1453.110 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (63.0.3239.84)
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.4 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 (2.2.6)
dhcp (4.3.6) 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 (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.4 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 (1.43.7)
firefox (57.0.2) -- -- -- 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 (57.0.2)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.5 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 (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) 6.3.0 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 (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.6.1 2.2.11 2.2.3 2.0.4 2.0.3 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.24 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 (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.1 3.2.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.37) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.37)
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+ (3.22.26) 3.22.17 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+ (3.22.26)
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.08.3)
kmod (24) 24 22 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 -- -- -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.0 2.24.1 2.14.1 2.8.0 2.6.1.2 2.6.1 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.3) -- -- 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 (5.4.3)
linux (4.14.5) 4.9.57 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 (4.14.5)
Package 15.5 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
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.3.2.1 -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.11)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.3.0) 13.0.6 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 (17.3.0)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- 3.10.9999 3.8.1 3.8.1 3.4.2 3.2.1 2.32.2.2 2.32.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.24 185.18.36 177.80 -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (387.22)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.7.2 -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.4p1 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 (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.1.0f 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 (1.1.0g)
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.0 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 (5.26.1)
php (7.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.0)
plasma-desktop (5.11.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.4)
postfix (3.2.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.4)
postgresql (10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.1)
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.13 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 (3.6.3)
qt (5.10.0) 5.6.1 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.4.3 -- -- -- -- qt (5.10.0)
samba (4.7.3) 4.6.5 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 (4.7.3)
systemd (235) 234 229 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (235)
thunderbird (52.5.0) 55.0beta1 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 (52.5.0)
vim (8.0) 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 (8.0)
vlc (2.2.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.8)
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 (1.19.5) 1.19.3 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 (1.19.5)

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Version: 15.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-11
Votes: 0


simple, intuitive, up-to-date, DE easy and intuitive, stable, integrated with Debian tools, integrated office applications, a good compromise to have a debian linux desktop


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Version: 15.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-10
Votes: 2


Quite polished and functional.
Nice to not need a "Linux" translation dictionary to find something as simple as "File Manager".
Been trying distro's of Linux since late '90's. Corel Linux was nice but died.
I've been a Windows user since Win 3.1, not because I wanted to be but because there has been no other choice.
I've been using Deepin exclusively on one laptop and another similar distro on another laptop for about a week now. I am very happy with them and intend to keep them.
Everything on both laptop's worked after install.
I hate Windows, not because it doesn't work but because they own whoever uses it. Cannot switch on my desktop: Gaming, Adobe, Video Editing...
The only way Linux will get the marketshare of it's potential is to make switching from Windows to Linux easy. Not just for the end user but for hardware vendors.
The Linux Community needs to back distro's like this, if only to gain a solid market-share to make it worthwhile for Hardware and Software vendors provide support for Linux.
Thank you to the Deepin Community for having vision of how to move Linux into the mainstream and providing an excellent product.


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Version: 15.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-10
Votes: 0


Very polished, one of the best looking Linux distro's I've tried, and I've tried loads.

Would love to see a few more Icon and Window themes included as standard.

Is one of the few distro's that works out of the box, with zero issues.
Thanks Deepin for my daily driver and I look forward to future releases.


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