Deepin 20.1 arrives based on Debian 10.6, improvements in apps and more

The new version of the popular Linux distribution, "Deepin 20.1" has already been released and in this new version we can find that the system base has been updated to Debian 10.6 along with an installer that allows you to choose with which version of the Kernel the system is going to be installed (5.4 or 5.8), as well as various bug fixes and more.

For those who do not know Deepin, they should know what it is a Debian-based distribution that has become quite popular thanks to its own Deepin desktop environment (DDE) and around 40 user applications, including the DMusic music player, the DMovie video player, the DTalk messaging system and the Deepin software installer and installation center. Center.

Main news of Deepin 20.1

In this new version, as mentioned, the base of the package is synchronized with Debian 10.6 along with an installer that allows you to choose between two Linux kernels: 5.4 (LTS) or 5.8.

In addition, we can find that optimizations have been made in the kernel configuration and application code to improve the responsiveness of the interface and increase performance and that a reduction in the launch time of many Deepin applications has been achieved.

On the desktop DDE, touchscreen support has been improved and on-screen gesture control has been added, in addition to optimized panel operations, the screen saver interface, the widget to report the status of the network, the interface to start programs.

The file manager has built-in support for full-text search by file content, added preview of DJVU images, reduced resource consumption and also added support for pinning notes to the top of the list in the voice memo system.

It is also highlighted that in Deepin 20.1 you can move notes between categories, change the order of the notes, perform batch operations with several notes, translate text notes, change the sound source. Speech synthesizer and speech recognition engine optimization has been carried out.

Instead of Firefox, Thunderbird, GParted, and Cheese, which were previously included in the delivery, Now Deepin 20.1 offers its own browser, mail client, section editor and the camera program, the interface and the user interaction methods in which they are unified with the rest of the distribution's applications. In addition, there are new Phone Assistant, Scan Assistant and Downloader applications prepared for Deepin, which can be installed through the Application Installation Center

In the emulator terminal, support has been added for creating windows and workspaces through on-screen gestures, 10 built-in themes, added tab header format settings, implemented support for changing font size by rotating the mouse wheel while holding down the Ctrl key.

Of the other changes that stand out:

  • The configurator adds the ability to select three power plans: balanced, economical, and high-performance.
  • In the Bluetooth settings, in addition to pairing devices, a direct file transfer function is offered.
  • Added support for touch screen and touch panel controls in Image Viewer.
  • The document viewer has a full screen mode and support for DJVU files.
  • The text editor now has a column edit mode, the ability to link color labels, and an option to display spaces and tabs.
  • Buttons have been added to the file manager to pause and resume the compression and decompression process.
  • Added option to delete files after creating or unzipping an archive.
  • Added support for ZIP files.
  • The ability to remove files from the archive and add additional files to the archive has been implemented.

Get Deepin 20.1

Finally, for those who are interested in being able to install this new version, they should know that the size of the bootable ISO image is 2,9 GB and can be obtained from the following link


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  1.   qtrit said

    Deepin, the distro that creates so much controversy.

    What surprises me the most is that no user or group thoroughly analyzed the distribution to see how secure and private it is. I suppose that for obvious reasons of the great work that this would cost.

    I stay with Debian, mother of Distros