A "new" "killer" Linux?

Funny. Maybe I’ve broke some grammatical rule with those quotations in sequence. :stuck_out_tongue:

Have you ever heard of Deepin Linux?

A “new” distro (exists since 2004 in China, but got spotlights just last month) that is getting a high traction now with a “killer” (for the Linux standards) visual.

Have you ever heard about its office package? WPS? Seems a LibreOffice killer too.

As it has an Ubuntu soul under its face, I believe I’ll play with it a bit. :slight_smile:

looks nice! Downloading now and going to put it in a VM :slight_smile:

They used Gnome3 until 2012, started the Deepin DE in 2013. Uses Compiz, the visuals doesn’t flow under a VM they say. But they are working in a new lighter alternative.

From the screenshots, it looks like they have done a great job tbf.

I am testing the WPS Office right now… wow… iOS version looks great… couple of years ago I would say: Stop Chinese Software is spying… but today after Snowden and NSA…

Indeed, but a cool OS anyway. Worth exploring…

WPS Office used to be Kingsoft Office. I have been using it for a few years on my android devices. It is a very good lightweight suite, generally very good with MS Word and MS Excel files. It has a good PDF reader included as well.

Deepin seems like it deserves a test. I reserve judgment until after the test.

Well, I don’t intend to install it in a nuclear power plant anyway, so I don’t care. Chinese will be impressed with my alien content they will find. This is used in millions of computers right now. Until now I have no notice of anyone accusing a suspect data traffic. :stuck_out_tongue:

There is another plus. It’s open: https://github.com/linuxdeepin no fears allowed. :stuck_out_tongue:

Rick,

I call ‘Reductio ad absurdum’.

Its becoming much clearer that for others (read business and government) there is value in what you perceive as worthless.

back to the original post: Deeping Linux uses Compiz for its desktop, so it is not recommended for Installations in VMs. Foundation of Deepin is Ubuntu.

to when does go back the last software (or hardware) that was presented like a “killer” and who was it really?

If you’re an enthusiast for the items-on-a-shelf look I think ROSA’s looks nicer than Deepin’s.

Then there’s Zorin which has a ‘Look Changer’ feature that can make it resemble various versions of Windows, OSX, Ubuntu or Gnome.

I’m not really an enthusiast for shelves or sidebars, I prefer a plain standard taskbar like Linux Mint Mate has. One thing I really don’t like is Ubuntu’s detached menus, what the heck is that about?

A new concept ?

We do not need nice looking things, but working, fast, easy to use, etc. software (OS in this case).

[quote=119000:@Russ Lunn]I call ‘Reductio ad absurdum’.*1

Its becoming much clearer that for others (read business and government) there is value in what you perceive as worthless.*2[/quote]

#1. No it’s not, Russ. It was justifying MY PERSONAL decision. In a “Reductio ad Absurdum” I would have to be appealing to an absurd cause trying to convince the other part of my argument, and I didn’t.

Here is my sentence modified as a reductio ad absurdum: “Use it, it’s safe. This is used in millions of computers right now. Until now I have no notice of anyone accusing a suspect data traffic”.

#2. Bad assumption Russ. Never said or intended to be interpreted, that this matter (spying/security) is worthless. Once again, this matter, if possible, which I believe is not*3, would not affect ME. So I can play with it safely.

#3. It’s Ubuntu. If you trust Ubuntu you could trust Deepin.

  • Hey but there are more software there than a Ubuntu base!
    Sure. And here is the source: https://github.com/linuxdeepin Check. The US government should do too and open an international case about spying, with consequences, if finding something in source or binary.

Anyway. To be used in sensitive places, any OS should be investigated to the bit and compiled from the source. This is my final opinion and I can assure you, it’s not made of worthless perceptions. :wink:

Just a poor performance due to Gaussian Blur and 3D FX. It’s usable. But the experience on the real one is much better.