GNU / Linux offers a wide variety of distributions to choose from. However, having such a large offer creates confusion among users about what strengths and weaknesses each one has. This article aims to clarify what type of user is indicated for this fantastic distribution. And it is that, depending on your needs, Deepin OS It may (or may not) be the right distro for you. For this, we are going to discuss the fundamental points when choosing a GNU / Linux distribution, applying it to the specific case of Deepin.

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Development strategy

From the Chinese headquarters of Wuhan (headquarters of the promoter company of Deepin OS) have bet from the beginning to create their own path, being little or nothing, fearful of making important changes in the development of the system, as well as creating their own native applications in the DTK environment (typical of Deepin), which gives Deepin a unique personality in the GNU / Linux world. It is no coincidence that his motto is "We do, we change". However, this also has a negative reading: taking risks and innovating means that from time to time certain instabilities are generated. So, if you are looking for a very stable distro, perhaps this is not the one for you.

Policy Updates

This distribution is updated monthly, but only published new ISOs (image distribution available for download) after several updates. Therefore, to put your computer up to date just you have to download the latest available ISO and upload new updates available (if any).

From here You can download the latest version (as of July 26, 2019).


Perhaps the highlight of the Chinese distro. Beauty is relative, but Deepin questions that statement. There are very few who don't love its design. As previously mentioned, Deepin develops its own apps. And they are not secondary applications, on the contrary, Deepin has from its dock own, the app store, also the file explorer and many other basic applications developed in DTK, the deepinero development environment. These have something in common, they are extremely visually attractive and very functional due to the simplicity of their design, taking minimalism to the highest level. I consider it to be the closest thing to a Macintosh in terms of style. If you give importance to Deepin aesthetics, it will undoubtedly be on your wish list.

functional and minimalist design in all its native apps


Side by side with our website and our exclusive repository Deepines 3.1, Deepin has one of the most active Linux communities in Spanish and Telegram collaboratives. On the web with your wikiand heforum with nearly 10 thousand registered on the date of this publication users will find many articles related to this operating system where you can also interact with other community members through responses, creating new topics, colaborarando with new publications or using direct messages.


As for the versions of the programs in Deepin, the Chinese company decided to move to the stable version of Debian 9 to gain stability. For the least understood, this means that the packages are not up to date, except for the most popular programs, such as Chrome, VirtualBox, Thunderbird, ... that they are practically in the latest version.
Debian being based on the variety of programs is enormous. The few packages give the Deepin lacking the usually provides the Hispanic community Deepin. Another characteristic of Deepin is the inclusion of Html5 applications in its application store, ie, integrated environment for Deepin web pages based apps.

Note: If you install external programs to the repository recommend that you always do it according to the basis on which this is based Deepin at that time. Debian currently is 9 (Strech).

View Deepin store a comprehensive package manager


In conclusion, Deepin is attractive, daring and innovative making it one of the most popular Linux distributions today for everyone, but especially recommended for new Linux users. Instead, as points would improve stability and customizability, we trust to work in future releases. It's up to you!

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Simnandez (@simnandez)
1 year ago

Deepin with kwin is quite configurable, I do not agree that you have no customizability, I leave a video sample in the previous post I did not have risen.


SmileyDrooler (@smileydrooler)
Answering to Simnandez
1 year ago


Although it is fabulous Deepin applications default GTK themes not stick for example.

Uekne Viajes
Uekne Viajes (@uekneviajes2)
Answering to Simnandez
11 months ago

Hi there! I found it interesting the use of Kwin in the video you uploaded, can you tell me how?

Simnandez (@simnandez)
Answering to Uekne Travel
11 months ago

Uekne Travel

It's quite simple,

From terminal you install KDE System Preferences:

sudo apt install systemsettings

Once installed, you will have KDE System Preferences available. Open it and you can configure it to your liking. For stationery you have to go to Workspace-> Desktop behavior-> Desktop effects.

From there you can enable or disable the transparency of windows, wobbly windows, magic lamp, etc, etc etc ...

Brayan Silva
Brayan Silva (@brayansilva)
Answering to Simnandez
11 months ago

How to apply the theme GTK, Can you make a tutorial?

jan1z69 (@jan1z69)
Answering to Simnandez
10 months ago

Works well in Deepin 15.11 Thanks!

Jare GM
Jare GM (@jaregm)
1 year ago

It is said in the article: "... according to the basis on which this is based Deepin at that time. Debian currently is 9 (Buster). "
It should say: Currently is Debian 9 (Stretch).

Eli (@eli)
Answering to Jare GM
1 year ago

Jare GM

Thanks for pointing out that, corrected. Excellent article Jorge Kenobi.

MildloudMouth (@mildloudmouth)
1 year ago

Written very successful, I agree and are some of the reasons why I still use Deepin.

diegui (@guest_2391)
5 months ago

Hello everyone. My name is Account-Deleted and I am new to these payments. I encourage you to write my impressions about DEEPIN and I must tell you that I simply feel very comfortable with DEEPIN. I have managed Elementary, Manjaro, Ubuntu, Windows, etc. And, more or less, I've handled them well, but the MOST REWARDING and WELCOMING experience HAS BEEN WITH DEEPIN.

Thank you!

f12019 (@f12019)
1 year ago

Very successful in all the details because we use Deepin, I confess I am 100% agree with this post.

Ramon Milian
Ramon Milian (@ramonmilian)
1 year ago

With its ups and downs still my favorite.

Isaías Gätjens M
Isaías Gätjens M (@igatjens)
1 year ago

Jorge good article, thanks,

TonyRevuelta (@tonyrevuelta)
1 year ago

Deepin never fails to fascinate me, always installed on one of my machines.

Gjcelis7 (@gjcelis7)
6 meses atrás

I think touch update the article, especially the not so stable given that it was to be based Debian SID right? : /.
Another issue why not send the pack Dexter icons to make them official assuming direct contact with people from the project in China? : /

Isaías Gätjens M
Isaías Gätjens M (@igatjens)
Answering to Gjcelis7
6 meses atrás

Hello, the first thing is obviously the bad vibes of his commentary also note that he did not read the article or who just wants to make a troll comment.

In the article itself recognizes that stability is a point also improved to the date of the publication of the article and Deepin had changed based on Deepin 9 stable. This is written in the article.

As for the theme of Dexter icons created by Car, there are elements that we want to remain exclusive to the Deepin community in Spanish, and if the comment is to question the existence of our communication channels with Wuhan Deepin Technology, you can review that in the Deepin repository is another icon pack also created by Car, tide-icon-theme - http://packages.deepin.com/deepin/pool/main/m/marea-icon-theme/ .

Also warned that behaviors that do not respect the our community standards will not be tolerated, that includes troll behavior.


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