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Deepin
DeveloperWuhan Deepin Technology Co., Ltd, [1]
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Initial release28 February 2004 (2004-02-28)
Latest releasedeepin 15.11 / 20 July 2019 (2019-07-20)[1]
Marketing targetPersonal computing
Available inMulti-lingual (more than 23)[1][2][3]
Update methodDeepin Software Center
Package managerAPT, dpkg[4]
PlatformsIA-32, X86-64
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux kernel)
Default user interfaceDeepin Desktop Environment
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)[5]
Official websitedeepin.org

Deepin is a free operating system that uses the Linux kernel.[1]

It is one of the most popular Chinese Linux distributions[6] and it is based on Debian.[1][7] The goal with deepin is to make it easy to use and install onto a computer. deepin can be used on all types of personal computers. deepin is downloaded as a DVD, which is free to download on the deepin website. It can be installed or tested by running the DVD.

Started in 2004, deepin has been developed at a fast rate by Wuhan Deepin Technology Co., Ltd, a Chinese company.

Releases[change | change source]

The release cycle has followed various schedules but currently aims for four releases per year.[5] Releases are delayed if the work of development and testing has not been completed.

Version Release Date Desktop Environment Underlying System
Hiwix 0.1 February 28, 2004 IceWM Morphix
Hiweed Linux 0.2 March 3, 2004
Hiweed Linux 0.3 July 22, 2004 Xfce Debian
Hiweed Linux 0.55 September 25, 2004
Hiweed Linux 0.6 February 24, 2005
Hiweed Linux 1.0 September 25, 2006 Ubuntu
Hiweed Linux 2.0 November 17, 2008 LXDE
Linux Deepin 9.12 December 30, 2009 GNOME 2
Linux Deepin 10.06 July 20, 2010
Linux Deepin 10.12 December 31, 2010
Linux Deepin 11.06 July 4, 2011
Linux Deepin 11.12 December 30, 2011 GNOME 3
Linux Deepin 11.12.1 February 29, 2012
Linux Deepin 12.06 July 17, 2012
Linux Deepin 12.12 June 19, 2013 Deepin Desktop Environment 1.0
Linux Deepin 12.12.1 August 7, 2013
Linux Deepin 2013 November 28, 2013
Deepin 2014 July 6, 2014 Deepin Desktop Environment 2.0
Deepin 2014.1 August 28, 2014
Deepin 2014.2 December 31, 2014
deepin 2014.3 April 28, 2015
deepin 15 December 31, 2015 Deepin Desktop Environment 3.0 Debian (unstable)
deepin 15.1 January 29, 2016[8]
deepin 15.1.1 March 9, 2016[9]
deepin 15.2 June 1, 2016[10]
deepin 15.3
deepin 15.4
deepin 15.4.1
deepin 15.5
deepin 15.6
deepin 15.7 2018
deepin 15.8 2018

Comparison with Debian, Ubuntu and deepin[change | change source]

deepin is based on Debian[1][7] and both distributions have a lot in common. Both distributions use the same software repositories. Most differences are on the desktop. Debian has a vastly larger support community than deepin. However, the majority of Debian help and advice is also applicable to deepin. Debian and deepin support also x86-64 CPU architecture.

Many popular multimedia codecs are not installed by default in deepin. deepin and many other gratis GNU/Linux distributions such as Debian and Ubuntu, do not distribute these codecs with the initial install media due to patent encumberment issues.

deepin 2014.x was based on Ubuntu; Ubuntu and deepin both focus on usability, but deepin offers a different user experience (DDE) and it includes a number of applications that are not available in Ubuntu (Deepin Store).

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jesse Smith (1 June 2016). "Linux Deepin on Distrowatch". DistroWatch. Archived from the original on 15 June 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  2. Massimo Antonio Carofano (29 April 2015). "Rilasciato Deepin 2014.3: novità, considerazioni e download!". QWERTYmag. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  3. Chen Xiang Bang (14 May 2015). "_Must Read_ Community Declaration, Community Rules and Community Management Team". QWERTYmag. Archived from the original on 19 May 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  4. 【开源专访】Linux Deepin:做更好用的Linux桌面系统-CSDN.NET
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Interview with Deepin project leader Wang Yong | MUZI". muzi.info. Archived from the original on 9 June 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
  6. Jack M. Germain (29 May 2014). "Deepin's Functionality Is a Bit Too Shallow". LinuxInsider. Archived from the original on 21 April 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Brian Fagioli (31 December 2015). "Ring in the new year by installing deepin 15 -- a beautiful Debian-based Linux distribution". betanews. Archived from the original on 11 January 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  8. Chen Xiang Bang (29 January 2016). "deepin 15.1——Never Stop To Be Better". deepin Weblog. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  9. melodyzou, pressroom of the deepin project (9 March 2016). "deepin 15.1.1 Released". deepin Weblog. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  10. melodyzou, pressroom of the deepin project (31 May 2016). "deepin 15.2 — Firmly Move Forward With Our Dreams". deepin Weblog. Archived from the original on 15 June 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.

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