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.”
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.