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.
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.
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.
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).
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!