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Deepin Linux.

Discussion in 'Linux' started by DSTM (Dougie), Feb 3, 2018.

  1. DSTM (Dougie)

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    I am going to try "Deepin Linux 15.5
    Looks a beautiful OS, and love the way everything is set out.
    Have a spare SSD,and burnt an installation Disk.
    Will install, as soon as I have some spare time.
    The video is 15.4, however shouldn't be many changes.

     
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    That looks quite impressive Dougie.
    When I get tired of my Linux Mint system, I may give this one a run.
     
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    I might try that too. Reading around it's of Chinese origin and based on Debian.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepin

    Most others I've tried are based on Ubuntu. Linux Mint is based on Debian and Ubuntu. Mint is very good and it would be interesting to see how Deepin compares with it. I think Linux generally is a lot easier to live with use than it used to be. Hardly ever needed to use the Terminal with Mint.
     
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    I have to agree looks very interesting.

    Excellent find Dougie will be looking at Deepin and look forward to other thoughts on it.
     
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    I have set aside one computer, "not a rocket ship", only for Linux Distros.
    I have installed "Deepin" and liking it very much.
    Easy install, and amazing the options to set it up, how I want it.
    Haven't finished optimizing "Deepin" yet.
    Finding Linux very refreshing, and should have done this a long time ago.

    I will in time try "Mint Cinnamon" as well, and compare.
     
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    It's been a few years since I tried Mint, but I'm definitely going to try this out ASAP.

    Nice find Dougie!
     
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    Just to mix things up. I received this link from a friend who uses Ubuntu.

    5 Reasons to use Ubuntu instead of Mint
    https://www.lifewire.com/reasons-to-use-ubuntu-not-linux-2200612
     
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    I would think that by far the most important characteristic to the end user, would be how similar it is to Windows.

    It's interesting however that I didn't see any mention of driver availability (especially printer and network drivers).
     
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    There has been only on instance that after an install Linux has not plug and played nicely with a NIC that was in a portable system. Did a terminal command on the system and it was corrected and works just fine now.

    Printer have had no issue with Mint and or Ubuntu connecting and printing USB or Wireless and if All In One scanning. As of yet.
     
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    Ok. Thanks for that Rusty.
     
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    Got it installed on a laptop that originally had W8.

    - Much more user friendly then the Mint I tried a few years ago.
    - Interfaces are similar to Windows, and the dock / quick launch looks more like an Apple dock.
    - Can't copy and paste to a folder. You have to first open the folder.
    - Plugged in a USB stick and Deepin opened File manager which showed the stick. Unfortunately, I went to eject it, but the right click has no option to eject it.
    - Wi-fi driver was installed, but I see no easy equivalent to the valuable Window's Device Manager to check the other hardware.
    - Plugged in my newer HP printer via USB. Deepin didn't even respond. I had to go into the printer section to install it, but that went smooth. That should have happened automatically.

    My initial impressions are very positive. Still unsure about Device Manager and a viable replacement for Office that will open all office files, as well as allow said files to be opened in Office on a Window's computer.
     
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    Found out Deepin places a USB stick icon in the dock, and it can be ejected from there.
     
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    I didn't have high hopes for WPS writer, but I was sure wrong.

    It looks just like the Office suite, and can save files in any format. I saved a WPS file in the docx format, and it opened up in Office on my W10 system.
     
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    How long did it take you all to Download DeepIn?

    Every time I try to Download the file to test with it it tells me 1-2 days for a 3.5 GB file at 40 KB/s. Tried different times of the day and night.

    DL test show 2.5 minutes using a 1 GB file at 10 MB/s.
    https://www.thinkbroadband.com/download

    Connected directly to the modem using Ubuntu. Have tried Windows Ten, Seven and have the same results.
     
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