Linux Deepin Software Center App Installation

Linux Deepin 11.12.1 screen shots

Linux Deepin is a desktop distribution that is based on Ubuntu. This is a new distribution to me, new in the sense that I have never used or reviewed it. The latest release, Linux Deepin 11.12.1, provides an opportunity for me to find out what it has to offer.

Though I tend to stay away from publicly reviewing distributions that use the default GNOME 3 desktop, I evaluate them privately and if I come across one that has been modified to look like a true desktop operating system, then I will take the time to do what it takes to publish a review on it. Linux Deepin falls into that category. So expect a review of Linux Deepin soon.

While I am still working on the review, here are a few screen shots for your viewing pleasure. If you cannot wait for the review, and want to take it for a spin yourself, download a 32- or 64-bit installation ISO image from here. This first screen shot is of the default desktop. I do not like that wallpaper.
Linux Deepin 11.12.1 Desktop

But that is not a big deal. There are dozens more to choose from. This one, from my perspective, is better than the default.
Linux Deepin 11.12.1 Desktop Custom

The desktop showing installed multimedia applications.
Linux Deepin 11.12.1 Multimedia Apps

The desktop showing all installed applications.
Linux Deepin 11.12.1 Applications

Unlike most other distributions that are based on Ubuntu, Linux Deepin has its own graphical package manager – Deepin Software Center or DSC. Though certain aspects of it are still rough around the edges, it is better than Ubuntu’s Software Center in many ways. This is a screen shot of the top section of the main view.
Linux Deepin Software Center 2

And this is a screen shot of the lower section.
Linux Deepin Software Center

DSC is themable, and there are six themes to choose from. So, you can pick a theme that is in line with your style or mood.
Linux Deepin Software Center Theme Options

Just to show one of the six themes. Not my favorite, but so you know what DSC looks like with a different skin.
Linux Deepin Software Center Theme

This screen shot shows mulitple applications being download concurrently. That is one cool feature of DSC, and it does that without requesting authentication for each application that you want to install.
Linux Deepin Software Center App Installation

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