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deepin shows off gorgeous V20 launcher and taskbar – watch out Microsoft and Apple!

by Travis Rose
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deepin has come a long way in its 15-year history.  Based on Debian (stable branch), the open-source Linux distro is widely hailed as the “eye candy” of Linux distros, with many users claiming that it is even better looking than Windows or macOS.

Their recent release of the deepin v20 launcher preview on youtube.com has Linux lovers abuzz and in awe.  Somehow the deepin developers have made the aesthetically pleasing OS even more so.  Who knew this was even possible?

My initial impression is that deepin v20 has taken the Linux desktop to a new level, on par with Windows and Apple OSs, alike.  The sleek interface and seamless, streamlined desktop flow flawlessly and beautifully.

However, don’t just take my word for it.  Based solely on the preview released by deepin, reviews from the internet are overwhelmingly positive.

“If we can get rid of the title bars from applications which just looks ugly and is a waste of screen space it would be de most beautiful de ever. Look how it is made in Windows. Looking forward to v20.”
“Omg.. this is next level.”
“Man…. This is the most beautiful desktop OS. There’s no way to argue with that.”
“I really like the interface. It’s the first time Linux give me a feeling that it’s actually a viable desktop solution.”
Other distros such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Manjaro, and others should also take notice.  deepin has raised the Linux distro game to the next level.  Not only must your distro be solid and fully functioning with indefectible hardware and software integration along with ease of use, you better make it look good, too.
As I was finishing this article and preparing for submission, deepin released another video that previews the deepin v20 Taskbar.  It is just as breathtaking, crisp, and clean as is the v20 launcher preview. Take a gander:

As of this writing, deepin enjoys a top ten ranking (ninth) on distrowatch.com.  This is no small accomplishment given that the distro did not even break into the top 100 until 2011, debuting at 87.  Based on the two previews released by deepin, the top five are right around the corner.

While there is not yet a scheduled date for the release of deepin v20, rumor has it that the beta of v20 should drop sometime next month.  Rest assured that FOSSLinux will keep an eye out and update our readers as soon as it’s on the streets.

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Juhat October 26, 2019 - 1:22 PM

I ran deepin for a year almost and it is by far the most beautiful distro out there. I loved the fact that it is a roling distro. It was stable and their own apps very useful (love deepin terminal, -screenshot and -movie for example)
The main problem I had with it was that the external application store apps gets updates very seldom (think Firefox, Thunderbird and so on) same goes for the kernel and [Nvidia] graphic drivers, I dont know about AMD drivers since I didnt use them. And I believe security updates too (at least it wasnt so obvious if and when they were installed) Otherwise that would be my distro instead of Kubuntu (which is the next most beautiful distro and somewhat resembles of deepin with the breeze theme and some tweaking of borders)

Travis Rose October 27, 2019 - 10:36 AM

Hi, Juhat,

You can’t deny that deepin is the most beautiful distro out there. I’ve never used it as my main distro, but have played with it in the past. As I don’t need the Nvidia drivers, that was not a concern for me, but the seldom updates troubled me, also, so I’m definitely “picking up what you’re putting down” there.

I do like the deepin Desktop Environment and am currently installing it on a distro that seems to have much better support and speedier updates (Manjaro). I’ll be sure to get something out to our readers once completed.

Thanks for checking in, and as always, thanks for reading FOSSLinux.com!


Kewl ToyZ April 6, 2020 - 3:36 AM

I just began playing with this Distro, yeah, it is luxuriously gorgeous. The more I play with it, the more refined everything looks.
One thing I’ve noticed is the fonts and other elements on the DE just seem to be drawn with a much clearer clean appearance.
It’s as if everything is perfectly anti aliased vector graphics right out of the box.
The flow of the setting menus is incredibly intuitive.
From what I’ve read in reddit and few other places, the team may be working on the new Government OS Kylin.
Given the recent trade issues and COVID lockdowns they may completely be rid of US OS manufacturers.
It seems Deepin has left the OS in an open ended state due to the current events.
I would be curious if they break the gamers barrier of DirectX in years to come.
But unless they come up with some insane breakthough, NVidia still holds the cards for their engines.
I think a few minor tweaks being added for icon themes in parts of the DE would round it out nicely.
Another thing is using the Calamares installer. There really isn’t an easier dual or multiboot GUI installer better than Calamares.

w1ngnut April 28, 2020 - 9:43 PM

So why do they have a cryptocurrency extension in Chromium, can’t be trusted!!


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