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Old 01. Jan 2020, 06:32 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Installed Deepin 15.11 on my laptop HP Envy. So far it works pretty well.

1. Display scaling on a HD screen works okay.
2. Auto mounted my Data partition, better than Linux Mint and Ubuntu which I have to run a terminal command for it to auto mount.
3. Deepin Music app remembers the music folder I assigned after logging out and back in.
4. WiFi, sound and video work out of the box.
5. Deepin Boot Manager works, dual boot with Windows 10.

Will explore more...
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Old 02. Jan 2020, 07:49 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Now installed Deepin 15.11 on a Dell desktop with an Intel i5 processor.

1. Auto detected a TP-Link Wifi dongle connecting to the mobile Hotpspot.

2. Display works well.

3. Works with the HP printer after setting up via a terminal command: sudo hp-setup

4. Sound and video work out of the box.

5. Dual booted with Windows 10 with no issue.
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Old 02. Jan 2020, 10:00 AM   #73 (permalink)
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I still find Deepin as a desktop environment too restricted since I like to customize my themes. With KDE for instance you can change everything even the individual components within the file manager (windows borders, view & window colors and text colors) but with Deepin you're stuck with what comes with it except for icon options.
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Old 02. Jan 2020, 10:21 AM   #74 (permalink)
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I still find Deepin as a desktop environment too restricted since I like to customize my themes. With KDE for instance you can change everything even the individual components within the file manager (windows borders, view & window colors and text colors) but with Deepin you're stuck with what comes with it except for icon options.
Good points MC. I normally won't change the things much if they are already well designed and to my liking. It does have some pre-built themes, though not many, where I can opt for.

So far I feel Deepin looks and works better than available desktops in Ubuntu and Linux Mint distros that I've tried.
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So far I feel Deepin looks and works better than available desktops in Ubuntu and Linux Mint distros that I've tried.
I agree. I find neither of these very inspiring nowadays. What I have found is if you want to get nearer to the true Linux and have a system that really is fast and stable (rather than just claming to be) then it's necessary to move away from the better known distros altogether.

Recently and in no particular order I've found Calculate KDE (Gentoo based) to be excellent and also the Arch based Endeavour OS KDE that emerged after the demise of Antergos.

Most versatile desktop IMO is Manjaro Openbox but then you inherit the inevitable issues associated with the base system.

Best RPM based system is still ROSA Fresh.

Zorin 15.1 makes Gnome easy for those who like it.
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Old 02. Jan 2020, 03:45 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Who was it not so long ago, advised to steer away from Arch?

LinuxMint Cinnamon 19.3 is pretty decent for newcomers familiar with Winders.
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Who was it not so long ago, advised to steer away from Arch?
There's nothing wrong with Arch based systems, just the way some distros wrap them up including custom kernels etc. A quick scan of some of their forums reveals issues I'd rather not risk but other people might think differently. The Endeavour OS devs though have built on their Antergos knowledge and appear to have achieved a stable base. Time of course will tell.
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Old 06. Jan 2020, 07:07 AM   #78 (permalink)
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One good thing about Deepin is that it has a Boot Menu ready for users to set the default system to boot on a dual-boot device. Pretty easy to use. I then do not need to resort to Grub Customizer.

After suspension of the system on two devices (Dell and HP), it returned a black screen. But this problem has now been resolved after creating a swap partition and reinstalling Deepin.

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Old 18. Jan 2020, 02:37 AM   #79 (permalink)
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Iíve just obtained a video that was shared inside the Deepin Telegram Group, and it contains some compelling evidence that the upcoming version of the slick Desktop Linux distribution may ship with an AI Voice Assistant. And a clever one, at that.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonev.../#1d033e783dfc
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Old 18. Jan 2020, 02:52 AM   #80 (permalink)
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Default Deepin Linux vs UOS (Version 20)

The stable version of UOS (Unity Operating System) V20 has been officially released by Union Tech to its partners. It is an enterprise or commercial version of Deepin Linux and requires a fee.

Deepin Linux is a community edition and will remain free. Its version 20 is expected to complete by end of February and release for public testing in March 2020.

Source: https://cntechpost.com/2020/01/15/ex...and-deepin-os/
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