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deepin

Last Update: 2017-12-06 18:39 UTC


deepin (formerly, Deepin, Linux Deepin, Hiweed GNU/Linux) is a Debian-based distribution (it was Ubuntu-based until version 15 released in late 2015) that aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly and reliable operating system. It does not only include the best the open source world has to offer, but it has also created its own desktop environment called DDE or Deepin Desktop Environment which is based on the Qt 5 toolkit. Deepin focuses much of its attention on intuitive design. Its home-grown applications, like Deepin Software Centre, DMusic and DPlayer are tailored to the average user. Being easy to install and use, deepin can be a good Windows alternative for office and home use.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 11 (821), 6 months: 13 (594), 3 months: 18 (530), 4 weeks: 14 (631), 1 week: 22 (480)

Average visitor rating: 9.03/10 from 162 review(s).


deepin Summary
Distribution deepin (formerly Deepin, before Linux Deepin, Hiweed GNU/Linux)
Home Page https://deepin.org/
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Documentation https://wiki.deepin.org/
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  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-11-30: Distribution Release: deepin 15.5
 • 2017-07-21: Distribution Release: deepin 15.4.1
 • 2017-04-19: Distribution Release: deepin 15.4
 • 2017-03-24: Development Release: deepin 15.4 RC
 • 2017-02-27: Development Release: deepin 15.4 Beta
 • 2016-09-13: Distribution Release: deepin 15.3
 • 2016-06-01: Distribution Release: deepin 15.2
 • 2016-01-29: Distribution Release: deepin 15.1
 • 2015-12-31: Distribution Release: deepin 15
 • 2015-12-17: Development Release: deepin 15 Beta
 • 2015-11-30: Development Release: deepin 15 Alpha 2
 • 2015-04-28: Distribution Release: deepin 2014.3
 • More deepin releases...

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 •2017-03-28 Running deepin apps on Ubuntu
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Feature 15.5 15.3 2014.3 2013 12.12 12.06 11.12.1 11.06.1 10.12.1 10.06 9.12 2.0 1.0 0.6 0.55 0.3 Feature
Release Date 2017-11-30 2016-09-13 2015-04-28 2013-11-28 2013-06-19 2012-07-17 2012-03-03 2011-08-10 2011-03-28 2010-07-20 2009-12-30 2008-11-17 2006-09-25 2005-02-24 2004-09-25 2004-07-22 Release Date
End Of Life                                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 3200-3300                               Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop Deepin DE Deepin DE Deepin DE Deepin DE Deepin DE GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME Xfce Xfce LXDE Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Release Model
Office Suite WPS Office WPS Office LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice Yozo OO.o OO.o -- OO.o -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual bg, cz, en, es, fi, fr, hr, it, pt, ru, sv, tr, uk bg, cz, en, es, fi, fr, hr, it, pt, ru, sv, tr, uk cz, en, es, fr, it, pt, ru, tr en en en en en -- en en -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support ja, hi, ko, ml, zh_CN, zh_TW ja, hi, ko, ml, zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN zh_CN zh_CN zh_CN zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN zh_CN zh_CN Asian Language Support
Full Package List 15.5 15.3 2014.3 2013 12.12 12.06 11.12.1 11.06.1 10.12.1 10.06 9.12           Full Package List
Package 15.5 15.3 2014.3 2013 12.12 12.06 11.12.1 11.06.1 10.12.1 10.06 9.12 2.0 1.0 0.6 0.55 0.3 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22 1.0.20 1.0.17a 1.0.10 1.0.8 -- -- alsa-lib (1.1.5)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723 8.660 8.543 -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.2 3.1 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (63.0.3239.108) 62.0.3202.62 52.0.2743.116 42.0.2311.90 31.0.1650.57 27.0.1453.110 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (63.0.3239.108)
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.4 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.6.2 1.6.2 1.5.3 1.5.0 1.4.6 1.4.4 -- -- -- 1.2.2 -- -- -- cups (2.2.6)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.0.3 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.4 1.43WIP 1.42.9 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.41.3 1.38 1.35 1.35 1.35 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (57.0.2) -- -- -- 25.0.1 21.0 13.0.1 10.0.2 5.0 3.6.16 3.6.6 3.5.6 3.0.3 1.5.0.5 1.0 0.9.3 0.9.1 firefox (57.0.2)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.5 2.6.5 2.5.2 2.4.11 2.4.11 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11 2.3.9 2.3.7 2.1.10 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.7 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) 6.3.0 5.3.1 4.8.2 4.7.3 4.7.3 4.6.3 4.6.1 4.5.2 4.4.4 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.3.1 4.0.3 3.3.5 3.3.4 3.3.4 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.6.1 2.2.11 2.2.3 2.0.4 2.0.3 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.24 2.22 2.19 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.8 2.3.6 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.1 3.2.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.37) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.37)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 1.99 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98 1.97beta4 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.95 0.95 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.17 3.20.6 3.10.8 3.8.2 3.8.2 3.4.2 3.2.0 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.1 2.18.3 2.14.4 2.8.20 2.4.14 2.4.9 2.4.3 gtk+ (3.22.26)
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.12.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.12.0)
kmod (24) 24 22 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 -- -- -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.0 2.24.1 2.14.1 2.8.0 2.6.1.2 2.6.1 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.3) -- -- 4.2.7 4.0.2 4.0.2 3.5.3 3.4.4 3.3.3 -- 3.2.0 3.1.1 -- 2.0.3 -- -- -- libreoffice (5.4.3)
linux (4.14.6) 4.9.57 4.4.6 3.13 3.8 3.8 3.2 3.0 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32 2.6.31 2.6.27 2.6.15 2.6.8 2.6.8 2.4.26 linux (4.14.6)
Package 15.5 15.3 2014.3 2013 12.12 12.06 11.12.1 11.06.1 10.12.1 10.06 9.12 2.0 1.0 0.6 0.55 0.3 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.3.2.1 -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.11)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.3.0) 13.0.6 11.2.2 10.1.3 9.1.4 9.1.1 8.0.2 7.11 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1 7.6.0 7.2 6.5.1cvs 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 mesa (17.3.0)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- 3.10.9999 3.8.1 3.8.1 3.4.2 3.2.1 2.32.2.2 2.32.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.24 185.18.36 177.80 -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (387.22)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.7.2 -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.4p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 6.1p1 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 4.2p1 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.1.0f 1.0.2h 1.0.1f 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.1 1.0.0e 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8a 0.9.7e 0.9.7d 0.9.7d openssl (1.1.0g)
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.0 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.7 5.8.4 5.8.4 5.8.4 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.0)
plasma-desktop (5.11.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.4)
postfix (3.2.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.4)
postgresql (10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.1)
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.4 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.4 2.5.2 2.4.2 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.3.4 Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.10.0) 5.6.1 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.4.3 -- -- -- -- qt (5.10.0)
samba (4.7.3) 4.6.5 4.4.3 4.1.6 3.6.9 3.6.9 3.6.3 3.5.11 3.5.8 3.5.4 3.4.7 3.4.0 -- 3.0.22 -- -- -- samba (4.7.3)
systemd (236) 234 229 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (236)
thunderbird (52.5.0) 55.0beta1 38.3.0 31.6.0 24.1.1 17.0.6 13.0.1 10.0.2 3.1.11 -- -- -- -- 1.5.0.5 -- -- -- thunderbird (52.5.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.3 6.3 6.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.8)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.6.1 4.6.1 4.4.2 4.3.90.1 4.2.0 4.0.6 4.0.5 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.3 1.17.3 1.15.1 1.13.3 1.13.3 1.11.4 1.10.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6 1.6.4 1.5.2 1.0.2 -- -- -- xorg-server (1.19.5)

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Version: 15.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-14
Votes: 0


I have given this distro 9, as I do not believe anything is perfect.

Deepin is a very good distro. I do not agree with some of the package choices, so I will change them for my own personal preferences.

Reviewers that complain about the use of certain packages should remember that the joy of Linux is that the user has total control over which packages they choose to use.

If you don't like a package provided by the developer, change it. Even a novice can install and use Synaptic to install Firefox and LibreOffice, deleting Google Chrome and WPS, if they so wish.

The ultimate reason for using any Linux distro is freedom. Freedom of choice. Freedom from cost. Freedom from Windows and the waiting for endless updates to complete.

I am personally disappointed at developers stopping producing 32 bit versions of Linux distros. One of the joys of Linux is that it helps keep old, but serviceable, hardware in use. There is still a lot of older hardwares out there that are being kept alive by Linux. Let us hope that not all developers will jump ship on 32 bit.


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Version: 15.5
Rating: 3
Date: 2017-12-13
Votes: 3


After Deepin 15.2 in June 2016, a new test of Deepin 15.5.
Even if Deepin is based on Debian, a true free/libre distribution, this distro coming from PRC is not promoting the free/libre software as defined by the FSF. Deepin is installing by default to many non-libre; i.e. proprietary, and closed softwares like Chrome (vs Firefox), WPS (vs LibreOffice), CrossOver (vs Wine), etc. I can understand pushing with many care proprietary s/w only and only if there is not free/libre s/w alternative, which is not the case for at least the 3 above mentioned s/w.
Deepin is not taking care at all about the values of the free/libre software and he is only focusing on the technical aspects of its distro. It's they rights, but it's also our rights to highlight this contradiction for a distro which is based on Debian, of course free of charge for Deepin.
Technically this distro has still too many bugs from the installation to the every day use, awa the updates. The only positive aspect of this distro is its desktop environment (DDE) which is one of the best I have tested.
Nevertheless, why willing to switch from Big Brother Windows and/or macOS to end to an other potential Big Brother which is Deepin, here v.15.5.
Personally, I don't recommend at all Deepin. There are enough true free/libre distributions available on the market, so that everyone can easily find his-her happiness and get rid-off as much as we can from proprietary and spying softwares.


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Version: 15.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-11
Votes: 1


simple, intuitive, up-to-date, DE easy and intuitive, stable, integrated with Debian tools, integrated office applications, a good compromise to have a debian linux desktop


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