Linux Deepin 2014.2

An easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and dedicated to the Chinese community

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What's new in Linux Deepin 2014.2:

  • Enabled brand-new Deepin themes, making the system interface more beautiful;
  • newly added the feature of drag and drop re-ordering to the residing icons in Dock;
  • newly added four kinds of re-ordering modes in the Launcher (by name, by category, by installation time and by frequency of use);
  • newly added the functions of Icon, Cursor and Fonts setting in the Personalization Setting module;
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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 installable-only DVD ISO images, one for the 32-bit architecture and another one for 64-bit hardware platforms. The ISOs can be deployed to USB flash drives of 2 GB or higher capacity, as well as on blank DVD discs.

From the boot prompt, users can only install the operating system. 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!

Linux Deepin was reviewed by , last updated on January 5th, 2015

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