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Deepin Linux 15.1 Detailed Review – Digging deep into Linux distro world

Final Verdict

Deepin is the most polished and beautiful distro that you can get your hands on. There are lots of eye candy for those who care. Each and every feature is well thought out and implemented. You can feel the refinement in the desktop, the design and the applications Deepin team has developed.

From the performance point of view, this distro is no way a deal breaker. I installed this distro on a laptop with AMD Brazos processor with 4 GB RAM and on a desktop with AMD Phenom II and 8 GB RAM. On the Laptop the OS was sluggish. I had tried Elimentary OS on the same Laptop and that was providing a better performance than Deepin. On Desktop, the experience was very smooth. Regarding hardware support, all the hardware I had was supported including a Belkin wifi USB adaptor.

Deepin definitely got it’s own share of few issues but nothing of those are showstopper. I am using this distro for past 2 weeks on my desktop and I feel this is a distro I can keep in my computer. Deepin is a linux distro which got most of the things right, and will be a suitable substitute for any proprietary OS. You should try this distro and maybe you will love it and can even think of switching you entire family to Linux with Deepin 15.1.

Swaroop Shankar V

2 Comments

  1. Thanks Swaroop for a very honest and enlightening review.

    I’m a disenchanted Windows user of many years. After Windows 10 I started looking for a Linux distro that was “for me”. I’ve tried most others and until Deepin had settled for ZorinOS as the easiest for me to adopt.

    But Deepin has been a real eye opener. Yes the file is large at 2.3GB but Debian is now 3.9GB, PC Linux OS is 3.88GB and most others are around 1-1.5GB. Then again my Windows 7 USB installation is 3GB, so Deepin isn’t too bad.

    I agree with your overall assessment. Deepin is a real refreshing OS visually. So many design elements remind me of my Android tablet that I wonder if the designers got some inspiration from both iPads, iMacs and Android tablets.

    As a new adopter fresh from Windows 7 and 8 I’m finding Deepin about the easiest Linux distro to install and use. I gave up on Debian as I could not get WiFi to function correctly – remember I am a Linux novice – and many others were great until I needed to access my Windows home group, add a printer or perform some other semi technical task. So far Deepin seems to be providing a good job of shielding me from the technical (for me difficult) aspects and spoon feeding me enough to encourage exploration. In this aspect Deepin is very Windows/Mac/Android like.

    I hope I have not incurred to ire of Linux techies, but I do speak from the viewpoint of a new convert. If others look closely at what Deepin provides then I see Linux becoming much more mainstream on many disenchanted Windows users desktops and laptops.

    Deepin is installed on my Samsung NP305v5a-S06AU laptop. Powered by quad core AMD A8-3510MX processor, AMD Radion HD 66206 GPU, 8GB RAM, newly installed 240GB Zenith SSD and 78 mAh battery upgrade. I now get around 3-4 hours on a charge. Deepin response issues are not a problem with the SSD. It dual boots with Windows 7 Home.

    • Thanks for the comment Ian. As you said Deepin can be a substitute for windows. One of the biggest challenge for switching to linux from windows was the availability of application, but nowadays most of the people use web application more than desktop application, so its not really a problem now i feel. So deepin with its visual appeal, easy of use i think it can be a real replacement for windows.
      BTW I really dont think you have incurred the ire of Linux Techies because they are happy to welcome new user onboard 🙂

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