Well, it´s my second distro review. In this review , we´ll see the chinese Linux Deepin 2013 , the “koolest-linux-distro I´ve seen :)” .
Remember my distro-parameters :
It must be “user friendly “
It must be ” easy to install”
It must have ” an excelent desktop enviroment”
It must be ” easy-to- customize”
It must have “a lot of apps”
Recently I prefer “debian/ubuntu- based” distros .
It must be “working-out-of-the-box”
Instalation process :
I made the usual process : I downloaded the ISO image . Nex I add some links to download it.
Also the homepage link
I used “USB Image Writer” to write the ISO to an usb drive.
I installed this OS in a notebook Intel Core I5 with 4GB ram in a 500 GB hdd , because I have decided to replace Linux Mint 16 with Linux Deepin
And you will know why
The instalation process is very simple and friendly. Select your country, your keyboard. Choose your partitioning type. In my case , I used all space in the hard disk.
User and password and Reboot. For a unknown issue , in serveral times i could not restart , some was bad with grub . But finally the installation was successfull.
The Deepins objetive is “to be an user-friendly out-of-the box distro ” and makes it good!
The login screen is beautifull, and the desktop is very nice, comfortable and functional.
Deeping is an ubuntu-derivated distro so you will find it very familiar. It supports two languages : Chinese and English . Other languages are in translation process.
Here is where the magic begins
Deeping has a very good performance. The faenza-like icons are nice. it has two gadges (time and wheater ) (wheather has a bug solutionated with an upgrade)
The taskbar is also original, beautifull and functional, you´ll have some fixed icons at the left , and right next to them your new tasks.
When you click the “start deepin buton” you will get a full screen with sections and all programs.
Deepin has its own appstore , it is full of apps .
It has usefull software installed out-of-the-box like: Brasero, Flash, Firefox, Chrome (not chromium) Image and document viewer…
Libreoffice , pidgin ,Remmina, skype ,thunderbird, gedit etc.
But also has its own software : Dmusic ( a kool music player ) , Dplayer (a kool mediaplayer) ,Deeping gamecenter (you can play inside this game store) , Deepin screenshot ( a tool for screenshots), Deepin terminal .
But you will need to learn Chinese if you want understand the GameCenter But you can play anyway.
And the Kingsoft Office suite: A nice suite with a modern MSoffice-likmenu .
You can play videos and music fine , because deeping has codecs preinstalled.
I love it. I have installed it on two notebooks. It is user-friendly out-of-the-box
Some little bugs, but a great user-oriented distro.The deepin´s team makes it very good!
- Easy Instalation : 8
- Performance : 9
- GUI : 10
- User friendly: 10
- Customization: 7
- I Like it: 10
- Out-of-the-box: 10
- Live boot: yes
- Language Support: English , Chinese
- Desktop : Deeping Desktop Environment
- Browser: Firefox , Google Chrome
- Based on: Ubuntu 13.10