Linux, due to its licensing advantage, any tom, dick and harry can create a distro. There has been lots of distro’s that was born out of great ambitions. Most of the distro’s were trying to lure windows users to Linux by promising greater usability, easy to use but that was not an easy task and thus many didn’t survived. Recently, I noticed a distro slowly rising up in its rank in Distrowatch (rank was 16 at the time of writing this article) and I was curious to check it out. This distro is Deepin Linux and lets see if it got an edge over the other major and minor distro’s in market or is it just another distro.
Let me start with a small intro before getting into the review. Deepin is not really a ‘new’ distro in town. The development of this OS started in 2004 by a Chinese company Wuhan Deepin Technology Co. Ltd (which I guess is quite famous in China) with the help of the community. At that time the name of this distro was Hiwix, which later changed to Hiweed Linux, then to Linux Deepin and now it is just Deepin (yes, Linux is removed from its name). Deepin 15.1, which is been reviewed in this article, is based on Debian (Unstable) while the older versions were on either Ubuntu or Morphix. So with that intro, lets now get to work.