On every Deepin releases, they always impress me with the good looking of this distro. As a new Linux users, I was thinking that Ubuntu 18.04 is the best looking, the easiest Linux distribution. But after trying this new Deepin 15.8, my judgement was changed. This is the best looking, the easiest and user friendly Linux for new user. I don’t really care about the technical stuffs behind the distros I try. As long as it is stable, nice looking and easy to use, then I choose the distro. Deepin has put a new standard for the modern Desktop.
The new version of Deepin 15.8 is now available for download. This new version brings some great features update. If you are new to Deepin, this is the Ubuntu based Linux distribution for Desktop. It comes with their in-house built desktop environment called Deepin Desktop. Deepin Desktop is one of the most beautiful desktop environment. Deepin 15.8 is a user-friendly Linux distribution, good for a new Linux users.
Gnome, KDE Plasma, Pantheon and Cinnamon are beautiful, easy to use desktop environment. Personally, I love them all. But, when I try this new Deepin 15.8, those desktop looks obsolete. The Deepin Desktop is modern, lightweight and beautiful by default.
The dock at the bottom makes the Deepin desktop looks awesome. I am pretty sure that the Mac users will also love this dock. In this new release, the notification area is now integrated in the dock. We can hide or expand the notification area with a little arrow button next to it.
The Control Center
Experience a new way of managing your system settings. The Deepin Control Center is an easy way to access all the system settings without leaving your Desktop. The new Deepin 15.8 features a new Control Center design which is more organized, and easier to access any settings you want.
I love the way I open my applications. The App launcher is modern, so easy to use, and beautiful. It reminds me to the Mac OS X app launcher. We can also choose the full screen or minimalist mode. And to be honest, both are awesome.
If you don’t like the full screen mode, you can easily switch to the minimalist or traditional mode.
New File Manger
Deepin 15.8 features an updated file manager. You can easily switch to dark mode directly from this File Manager.
Great Deepin Applications
Deepin Screen Recorder
There are many native applications built by Deepin team. I do love the Deepin screen recorder software. You will have this software by default and I am pretty sure that you will also love it. It is so simple and easy to use. We can choose to record in MP4 or GIF mode. My only complain about this software is that we cannot change it’s quality. Usually, it records video in high quality and will end up with a pretty big file size.
Want to take screenshot? The Deepin Screenshot is a special application to take screenshot of your screen. It supports full screen, window or region screenshot. You can also add text, box, blur some areas without leaving this application. Deepin Screenshot is way better than Gnome Screenshot tool.
Nice Multimedia Player included
Watch your favorite videos or movie with this stylish Deepin Movie or you may want to play your music with Deepin Music. Both app offers a great experiences to play your multimedia files. And, you can also switch to dark mode directly from the app.
There are a lot more interesting stuffs you will find on Deepin 15.8. Likely, I will ditch my current Ubuntu 18.04 for this new Deepin 15.8.
I found what I need and what I expect from a Linux distribution in Deepin 15.8. Simple, lightweight, lightning fast and also super beautiful. Easy access to thousands of great software via Deepin Store will save my time on software installation. Get your own copy of Deepin 15.8.