Linux Deepin 2014.1 / 2014.2 RC

An easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and dedicated to the Chinese community
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Linux Deepin (formarly Hiweed GNU/Linux) is an open source and freely distributed operating system based on the Ubuntu Linux distribution and featuring its own desktop environment, theme, icons, and login manager.

Availability, boot options and system requirements

It is available for download as two sets of Live DVD ISO images, one for the English language and anotjer one for Chinese users. All of them are supported on both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, and can be deployed to a USB flash drive of 2 GB or bigger, as well as written to a blank DVD disc.

From the boot prompt, users can try or install the operating system, boot an existing OS installed on the first disk drive, as well as to change the language, keyboard layout, and check the disc for defects (only if using a DVD media).

Recommended system requirements include an Intel Pentium IV 2GHz processor or better, at least 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended for best performance), at least 10 GB of free disk space, a modern video graphics card from Intel, AMD or Nvidia, an AC97, SoundBlaster or HDA sound card, and a CD/DVD-ROM devices or USB port.

Astonishing desktop environment, powerful applications

As mentioned, Deepin uses its own desktop environment, which is very futuristic and provides users with an astonishing graphical session comprised of a single dock located at the bottom edge of the screen, from where users can launch applications.

Among the includes software, we can mention Google Chrome web browser, Nautilus file manager, Mozilla Thunderbird email client, Pidgin instant messenger, Remmina remote desktop client, Gedit text editor, Kingsoft office suite, as well as Deepin Software Center, Deepin Game Center, DMusic audio player, DPlayer video player, and DSnapshot screenshot utility.

Bottom line

Summing up, Deepin is a great Linux distribution that boots fast, looks really amazing and unique (something never seen in a Linux OS before), and uses a stable Ubuntu base that runs well only on high-end machines. It really deserves ten stars!

Reviewed by , last updated on December 20th, 2014

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What's New in version 2014.1
  • Fast and Stable:
  • In this version, we focus on enhancing the system stability. Meanwhile, the system performance has been optimized thoroughly and the major improvements are as follows:
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