If we want to use Windows or macOS, the customization options are rather scarce. As my mentor told me, "in Linux you can change everything", so much so that completely changing the image of our desktop is a command away. Personally, I am very happy with everything that KDE (Plasma) offers, but Deepin v20, the next version of the Chinese graphical environment, looks so good it gets me thinking.
During this week, the Deepin Linux YouTube channel has published a video in which we can see Deepin v20 Launcher, which is only part of the operating system that will be released in December or already in 2020. As you can see, the image is unlike anything we have seen at the same time that is familiar to us. Reminds a bit of macOSAlthough the bottom panel is not something they would develop in Cupertino.
Deepin v20 will launch a beta in November
From app launcher It is somewhat striking that there are three clearly visible options: a classic panel, one in which the apps are arranged in alphabetical order and another similar to the second in which they are by sections that we access from the different icons (network, music, games, etc).
It has been available for a few months Deepin Linux 15.11, the latest version that came with interesting news such as syncing settings in the cloud (Cloud Sync), but the versions that are released from 2020 will be even more attractive. The closest step will be in November, when Deepin v20 is released in the form of a beta version. From what it seems, Deepin developers will include most of the news presented this year in the next version of Deepin Linux.
Deepin is not just an operating system. Also is available in the form of a graphical environment, like GNOME, Plasma, MATE, or Pantheon. If you are interested in trying it, and as with any other environment or operating system, the best is download Deepin Linux and test it in a virtual machine. GNOME Boxes allows us to run the images in Live Session without having to install the operating system and without having to see the small window as in VirtualBox. Honestly, I think it is something that is worth it, even if just to try it. And who knows, it might become your favorite Linux option.