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.
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.
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.