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Deepin15: Linux’s new release

When we were making preparation to welcome New Year 2016, Linux Distro released ‘Depth O.S’ or Deepin Operating System. Unlike its previous releases which were based on Ubuntu, Deepin is a Debian-based(unstable) distribution that aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly and reliable operating system developed by China. Deepin is a Linux distribution committed to providing safe and stable experience for users all over the world.

What is this Operating System?

Deepin/Depth not only includes best of open source apps or software available, but it has also created its own desktop environment called DDE or Deepin Desktop Environment which is based on the Qt 5 toolkit. It is pretty, stable and user-friendly Operating System. This latest release totally focuses on Internationalization. It is currently available in over 30 languages, and surely one of them is English, pheww! Newly added languages are;

Malay, Bulgarian, Swedish, Croatian, Japanese, Korean, Finnish, Spanish (Latin America), Hindi (India), Ukrainian.

The Distro Developers have maintained their own homegrown applications such as  Deepin Software Centre, DMusic and DPlayer are tailored to the average user.

Improvements from its previous releases

Deepin 15 has been changed and improved from head to toe with all new Desktop environment and system.

System sound and animation effects and have been thoroughly perfected. Notification, Wakeup and such operations will all come with fine sound and animation effects. Since then, every operation you do will no longer be dull.

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The Deepin Desktop Environment and system been highly optimized which makes lighter and easy to use. Its features makes it more user friendly than any of its previous versions and  this newly introduced desktop environment provides multitasking window feature which means that various tasks can be performed at one time with style and ease. For the first time, there’s gonna be an intelligent switching function for the windows manager.

deepin switch

Crosswalk project

With this releases, Intel and the Chinese open source community joined together to provide us with a diverse range of Web Application through Cross-walk Project.

The Crosswalk Project for Linux enables the creation of Linux desktop applications using web technologies. It is based on the Chromium content layer and its integration with the Linux desktop UI.

Huge range of Apps available!

Because of the Crosswalk Project, the migration of old web application to new ones, which brings us diversity in applications, as there will be several web applications available in Deepin store.

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This makes it interesting and convenient for the users, and each can customize their web application as per requirements.

All in Nutshell!

Deepin15/Depth Operating system is an elegant, light weight, user-friendly and optimized version of Linux. Its has its features, and Linux lovers would love to use this  as its much more better than its previous counterparts.

With simple, elegant and content-first principle, flat design has been adopted for the interface, new Control Center is more unified with Dock. Meanwhile, a whole-new white system-theme has been used in this Edition. Awarded wallpapers from Deepin Wallpaper Contest are preset in the system, to customize a deepin for you!

Being easy to install and use, deepin can be a good Windows alternative for office and home use.

So, if any of you wants to try this operating system, then you can download it from here

Niharika Kaul

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