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Deepin 2014 review

Deepin 2014 review

Deepin is a desktop distribution that’s based on Ubuntu Desktop. It used to be called Linux Deepin, but the new name is just Deepin. Deepin 2014, the latest version, which was released about two weeks ago, uses a custom desktop environment called Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE). And it is the first version that shipped with the second edition of that […]

How to use Deepin 2014 Guest account

How to use Deepin 2014 Guest account

Deepin 2014 ships with a guest user account, but you’ll need to enable it before you can use it. It took me a while before I figured out how to use it. This short tutorial shows how to enable and use it, if you are still trying to figure it out yourself. It’s a simple, 4-step process: 1. Log in […]

Managing startup applications on Deepin 2014

Managing startup applications on Deepin 2014

Since Deepin 2014 was released, I’ve been trying to figure how how to add and remove applications from the startup applications manager. Turns out that the reason I could find it is that Deepin 2014 has another take on how to manage startup applications. It’s a neat approach, but it has a drawback. Let’s take a look at the neat […]

Manual disk partitioning guide for Deepin 2014

Manual disk partitioning guide for Deepin 2014

Deepin 2014 is the latest edition of Deepin, a Linux desktop distribution based on Ubuntu. Deepin 2014 is the first version of the distribution that comes with its own graphical installer. Like all Ubuntu-based distributions, previous editions (of Deepin) used their parent distribution’s graphical installer. This tutorial provides a step-by-step guide on how to partition a hard drive manually for […]

Dual-boot Deepin 2014 and Windows 7 on a PC with UEFI firmware

Dual-boot Deepin 2014 and Windows 7 on a PC with UEFI firmware

Deepin 2014 is the latest edition of Deepin, a Chinese, Linux desktop distribution that’s based on Ubuntu. Aside from the fact that it comes with its own desktop environment called Deepin Desktop Environment, it also uses its own graphical installation program. The installer doesn’t have support for disk encryption and LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager, but for plain-vanilla installations […]

5 reasons to switch to Deepin 2014

5 reasons to switch to Deepin 2014

Deepin 2014 is the latest version of Deepin, a Linux desktop that’s based on Ubuntu Desktop. Deepin 2014 is actually based on Ubuntu 14.04. It was released yesterday. Deepin has always been on my list of the best desktop distributions, and Deepin 2014 just vaulted it to the top-2 of that list. The aim of this post is to show […]

Deepin 2014 has been released

Deepin 2014 has been released

Deepin 2014 has been released. This is the latest version of a popular Chinese desktop distribution that’s based on Ubuntu. It comes with the second version of a custom desktop environment called Deepin Desktop Environment, Deepin Store (formerly Deepin Software Center), and applications like Deepin Movie, Deepin Music, Deepin Games, and dozens of other Free Software and non-free applications. A […]

Linux Deepin renamed to Deepin. Deepin 2014 beta released

Linux Deepin renamed to Deepin. Deepin 2014 beta released

Linux Deepin has been renamed to Deepin and the first (and last) beta of what will become Deepin 2014 has been released. Details of the beta release were first made available by the lead developer on the LinuxBSDos.com forum. Here’s an excerpt: As you may already know, the “Linux Deepin” project is now known as the “Deepin” project. Deepin is […]

Linux Deepin 2014 screenshot preview

Linux Deepin 2014 screenshot preview

Linux Deepin is one of my favorite desktop distributions. The current stable edition, Linux Deepin 2013, brought some really cool features and apps to this Ubuntu-based distribution, but the next stable release is shaping up to be even better. The distribution uses a custom desktop environment called Deepin Desktop Environment and it’s getting a face lift for Linux Deepin 2014, […]

Linux Deepin 2013 review

Linux Deepin 2013 review

Linux Deepin 2013 is the latest edition of Linux Deepin, a distribution that’s based on Ubuntu Desktop but uses the Depth Desktop Environment, a new desktop environment built atop GNOME 3 technologies. Linux Deepin is one of a handful of desktop distributions that are actually doing something different. It’s one of those desktop distributions to keep on your distro-hopping list. […]

Logging in by facial recognition on Linux Deepin 2013

Logging in by facial recognition on Linux Deepin 2013

Logging in by facial recognition is a new feature on Linux Deepin 2013, the latest edition of Linux Deepin, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. It presents just one more security layer for the desktop. Though based on Ubuntu, Linux Deepin does not use the Unity desktop. Rather, it uses a new desktop environment built atop GNOME 3 technologies […]

Deepin Terminal features split screens, search and ssh connections

Deepin Terminal features split screens, search and ssh connections

Deepin Terminal is a new custom application from the developers of Linux Deepin, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. It made its debut in Linux Deepin 2013, the distribution’s latest edition. See Linux Deepin 2013 screen shot tour. Deepin Terminal is the latest attempt to give the Linux terminal a new face and better features. The other attempt is […]

Linux Deepin needs your help with the Deepin Localization Project

Linux Deepin needs your help with the Deepin Localization Project

Linux Deepin is a desktop distribution that’s based on Ubuntu Desktop. It is a Chinese distribution and one of the very few Linux distributions that’s actually bringing something new to the table: From custom apps to a new desktop environment built atop GNOME 3 technologies called the Depth Desktop Environment. But it has localization problems, so the developers have launched […]

How to replace Ufw with FirewallD on Linux Deepin 2013

How to replace Ufw with FirewallD on Linux Deepin 2013

Ufw is the default firewall app on Linux Deepin 2013, the latest edition of Linux Deepin, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. This article shows how to replace it with FirewallD, a dynamic firewall application from the Fedora Linux. Though Ufw has a command-line client that is easier to use, Firewalld brings a lot more features to the table, […]

Linux Deepin 2013 screen shot tour

Linux Deepin 2013 screen shot tour

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 […]

Can we all agree with Linux Deepin’s way of innovation?

The customer, as they say, is always right. So if you are selling something, your top priority is to make it so that people will want to use it. That will give them a reason to buy it. The same principle, in my view, applies, or should apply, to Linux on the desktop. End-users first. Give users a distribution that […]

How to customize Linux Deepin 12.12

How to customize Linux Deepin 12.12

Summary: How to customize Linux Deepin 12.12 offers a few steps you can take to make a default installation of Linux Deepin 12.12 a little bit more user-friendly and more secure. Linux Deepin 12.12 (see Linux Deepin 12.12 review) is the latest edition of Linux Deepin, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. It features a brand new desktop environment […]

Linux Deepin 12.12 review

Linux Deepin 12.12 review

Summary: This article provides a review of Linux Deepin 12.12, the latest edition of the popular desktop distribution published by Wuhan Deepin Technology Co. Ltd., China. Linux Deepin is based on Ubuntu Desktop, and it used to be that a Linux Deepin release came two months after the most recent Ubuntu Desktop release. So if Ubuntu is released in April, […]

Linux Deepin 12.12 preview

Linux Deepin 12.12 preview

Linux Deepin is a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. Its releases tend to come 2 months after the release of the version of Ubuntu they are based on, but Linux Deepin 12.12 is about three months overdue. I think that’s because it will be shipping with a new desktop environment called Depth desktop environment, which is being developed by […]

Have some fun with Deepin 12.12 alpha

Have some fun with Deepin 12.12 alpha

Linux Deepin is one of my favorite desktop distributions. A Chinese distro that is based on Ubuntu Desktop, it is not just a rebranded Ubuntu desktop, but offers a desktop computing experience different from that of its parent distribution. Its graphical package manager, music and video players, and a cool screen shot tool, are original to it. While previous editions […]