Linux Deepin 2013 is the latest edition of the popular desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop.

Linux Deepin is one of those unique Linux distributions for the desktop whose developers crafted a special desktop environment for it. Called the Depth Desktop Environment (DE), Linux Deepin’s DE is built atop GNOME 3 technologies, but with an interface that’s customized to provide what the developers consider a more user-friendly interface for desktop computing.

This is one of the very best Linux Deepin releases and one that deserves an in-depth review. While that’s in the works, here are some screen shots from a test installation to show you what this edition has to offer.

The login screen.
Linux Deepin 2013 login

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The desktop.
Linux Deepin 2013

The fullscreen app launcher showing some of the installed apps.
Linux Deepin 2013 Apps

Just one game app is installed. Why?
Linux Deepin 2013 game apps

It just so happens that Deepin Games, the lone installed game app, is actually an interface for playing web games on the system. Very nice idea.
Linux Deepin 2013 Deepin games

With Deepin Games, you can play classic and modern games without installing them on your computer.
Linux Deepin 2013 Deepin games pacman

Social interaction is enabled with the games. Note that there are localization issues on this system, even though I installed the test system using the English ISO installation image.
Linux Deepin 2013 game apps

The Deepin Software Center, one of the very best graphical application manager there is.
Deepin Software Center

A screen shot of the desktop showing Deepin Terminal, one of the distribution’s custom apps.
Linux Deepin 2013 desktop terminal

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Like all custom Linux Deepin apps, Deepin Terminal comes with several skins to choose from.
Linux Deepin 2013 Terminal

And you can even set up SSH connections from the terminal. I’ve got to investigate how that works, because I don’t think that’s possible with the Linux terminal that I use daily.
Linux Deepin 2013 Terminal ssh

Facial recognition on the user manager. How is that supposed to work? That’s not even supported on the latest GNOME 3. One more feature to investigate further.
Linux Deepin 2013 facial recognition

One more screen shot of the desktop.
Linux Deepin 2013 Dock

And one more…
Linux Deepin 2013 wallpaper

Care to take Linux Deepin 2013 out for a test drive? Download a 32- or 64-bit installation image from here.

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5 Responses

  1. 无意间进入这个博客,看到楼主的博文挺好的..
    我也是在常用deepin,现在也在使用deepin2014,虽说deepin暂时还不算太稳定(貌似linux桌面都有这问题)

  2. 3 reasons not to install “Deepinlinux 2014”:

    1) Buggy as all get out…Programs freezing

    2) Unfriendly to propietary video drivers

    3) Minimal live installer…Poor features for partitioning and choices for file systems

    4)

    1. I’ll be the first to criticize something if it sucks. Deepin 2014 is not in the “it sucks” category. There are some shortcomings, but for the most part, it works beautifully on my system, on real hardware and in a virtual environment.

    2. 4) Too slow repositories
      5) Not compatible with some Ubuntu apps

      Aniyway, it’s a nice desktop, but it needs to improve more and be available via ppa

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