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Old 08. Sep 2013, 08:43 AM   #21 (permalink)
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. My wallpaper changed each time after rebooting, had no idea how to fix it, frankly at that point I didn't care.
This will likely be because all of the wallpaper options from those available are ticked so on reboot it defaults to the first in the list which will be a Deepin wallpaper. It is necessary to deselect all, then re-select just the one you wish to remain.

You're right about the update process though. It is a slow, confusing nightmare. Long after the "downloading" message disappears there is still incoming network traffic so I can only assume it is pulling in dependencies after the main event. This needs changing.

On a suitable system, Deepin is first rate but there will be too many broken ones, especially NVIDIA, to make this something I would recommend.

If you'd like something else to calm down with , check out Trisquel.

http://trisquel.info/

IMO this is a very refined distro and looks great with some alternative themes, especially the "Smoothly" one from here.

https://launchpad.net/~noobslab/+arc...filter=quantal

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Old 08. Sep 2013, 10:36 AM   #22 (permalink)
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It's great to step back and watch you 2 discuss till I make a final decision
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Crap!.... Curiosity got the best of me. I went ahead and installed it. As I mentioned allot of the configuration issues were solved once I installed it on the HDD. The update operation can only be described as maddening. I had to reboot at least 4 times, heck I lost track. My wallpaper changed each time after rebooting, had no idea how to fix it, frankly at that point I didn't care. I blame Dedoimedo for this exercise of chaos. Deepin may one day be a distro that makes it in the main stream but right now (IMO) its not ready for prime time.

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If you'd like something else to calm down with , check out Trisquel.

http://trisquel.info/
Just as a footnote to this, if you install the Cinnamon desktop it runs better in Trisquel than it does in Mint.

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The only glitch I found, it is necessary to create any mobile broadband connections you might need using the default DE and then switch to Cinnamon.

Everything else is flawless and it's fast too. Guess this is a typical legacy of a distro that doesn't try to do too much (or everything) at the outset. Apart from the normal programs I like to use, I only needed to download the en_US dictionary for Myspell to get spellcheck working with LO.
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I decided to take another direction, one of more instead of little. I guess if you go big might as well go real big. I installed Ultimate edition 3.5. This thing is over 3 GBs and once I installed it on my spare partition I could see why. This distro has a huge selection of per-installed apps. I spent an hour getting rid of most of the junk I'll never use, thats a change because I usually spend that time installing my favorite apps.

Its not a bad distro, it use the latest KDE desktop so I was able to navigate through the setting without to much trouble. The thing that I don't like is that it tries to do too much. Its like throwing everything into a bag including the sink. To be fair this distro give a number desktops to choose from which also explains the large size.

I will spend some time with it because there were a few apps that I'm curious about. Personally I don't see it as a keeper because Mint and Kubuntu KDE are so much better.
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Hey guys. I am from the Deepin team. I just signed up and saw your discussion. As a matter of fact it was my boss who saw your discussion and had me reply it. However, I'd like to reply in a more personal and honest way, which is my style.

I have read through your discussion and have summed (which I will be reporting to the developers) up the problems as follows:

1. Slow updates caused by erratic connection from China
2. Not customizable enough to suit more users' liking
3. Issues occur on some specific graphics
3. The software center needs some sort of improvement
4. The wallpaper selection in personalization is not simple enough

If I missed any points, please feel free to remind me.

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I wonder if some of the update problems where caused by translation issues.
I do most of the translations for Deepin. Though my grammar and word choice have been described has "off" by a native speaker on some other forum before, I bet my translation can't cause behavior issues on applications.

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Deepin may one day be a distro that makes it in the main stream but right now (IMO) its not ready for prime time.
I can't agree with you more, though my boss would be mad if he saw me reply like this.

But, believe me, THEY are working hard.


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But, believe me, THEY are working hard.
The fact that you have replied to our posts speaks volumes of your teams sincere wish to produce a quality operating system.

There are a number of distro hoppers in this forum, I being one of them. When I try a distro I look for:
1) Hardware support
2) Resource usage
3) Ease of configuration
4) Aesthetics as well as functionality

I'm sure there are more, but I'm only one point of view. All said and done Deepin has to be one of the most attractive distros I have tried.
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The fact that you have replied to our posts speaks volumes of your teams sincere wish to produce a quality operating system.
Seconded by me.

Many thanks for taking the time to interact with us here.
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