More and more users are installing Windows 11. But if the older computer can’t handle it, look down the drain. Fortunately, there is a nice alternative system that can run even without the high system requirements. We introduce: Deepin Linux.
With Windows 11, Microsoft has turned a few screws in terms of design. This does not suit everyone’s taste by a long way, and there are also the high system requirements for installing and using the system.
If you want to switch to a fancy alternative system without having to get a Mac, then you should definitely take a closer look at Linux Deepin. The distribution is based on Debian and is developed in China, but thanks to the English or even German interface, it can also be used in this country without any problems. What convinces at first glance are the stylish surface and the adapted tools.
With Deepin 20, there was recently a refreshed new user interface and some cool new apps. The update on Version 20.3 now updates the kernel to 5.15 and thus offers better compatibility, security and optimized performance. In addition, the photo album has been improved for easier image management. The OCR function of the screen capture module can now also cover scrollable areas. All changes can be found in the manufacturer’s release notes.
Deepin 20: Attractive new UI
It is not for nothing that Deepin is described by many as the “most beautiful Linux in the world” – the user interface is minimalist and elegant. With a launcher that bundles all apps and a taskbar that combines the best aspects of Windows and macOS, everyone should find their way around quickly.
The taskbar no longer docks to the edge of the window, but appears to float. This cool effect has been copied from macOS 11, as well as the rounded corners that Microsoft is working on in many places in Windows. There’s a lot of transparency and renewed animation at Deepin. A so-called multitasking view is also integrated, which shows all open windows and virtual desktops with one click. Dark and light mode are standard anyway, and users can readjust the color temperature.
New apps for all users
Linux Deepin has a wide range of apps with it. The development team has a whole list of their own applications, all of which fit perfectly into the new UI. New on board include a note app, a calendar app that can be accessed directly from the taskbar, a font manager and a drawing app that enables quick doodling directly on the PC. The terminal, which Linux users will sooner or later no longer be able to pass, also shines in the new design.
Deepin Linux: Install and Go
Linux is not exactly known for its simplicity – the lightweight Deepin changes that. Installation can be carried out in a few steps and the system is then immediately ready for use. Thanks to the large selection of programs supplied, it can also be used out-of-the-box. In addition to the in-house applications, Deepin browsers and mailers, which have replaced Chromium and Thunderbird, are also on board.
To a large extent, users should feel reminded of macOS. A big plus point is the in-house app store, where numerous compatible programs can be downloaded. This saves you having to go via the terminal or the network. Whether Spotify, LibreOffice, Steam or Firefox, most of the common tools can be found there.