The new version of Deepin OS 15.9 has already been released

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Recently The release of the update package of the Deepin OS 15.9 distribution was released, which for those who still do not know about this great distribution should know that it is based on the Debian package.

However something that characterizes this distribution is the development of its own Deepin Desktop environment and some 30 user applications, including DMusic music player, DMovie video player, DTalk messaging system, installer and Deepin Software Center installation center.

The project is being developed by a group of developers from China, but it also supports Russian language. All developments are distributed under the GPLv3 license.

About Deepin OS

The components and desktop applications are developed using C / C ++ and Go, but the interface is configured using HTML5 technologies using the Chromium web engine. A key feature of the Deepin desktop is a panel that supports multiple modes of operation.

In classic mode, a more obvious separation of open windows and applications offered for startup is made, the system tray area is displayed.

Effective mode is somewhat reminiscent of Unity, mixing indicators of running programs, selected applications, and control applets (volume / brightness settings, connected drives, clocks, network status, etc.).

The program's start interface is displayed in full screen and offers two modes: view selected applications and browse the catalog of installed programs.

Main news of Deepin OS 15.9

Download Deepin 15.9

In this new release of Deepin OS 15.9, support for control from touch screens was added using gestures like tap to click, hold to open context menu, and switch to scroll.

Another important point with touchscreens is that On-screen keyboard support was added in this release.

Furthermore, The option "Smart Mirror Switch" to automatically select the closest mirror to speed up the download of packages was added.

In Deepin OS 15.9 the interface improved with settings for power management, such as the configuration of the parameters for the transition to sleep mode and the shutdown of the monitor.

The control center allows to verify the strength of the specified password and adds the ability to change background images for the start menu by moving the images in drag and drop mode.

Deepin os 15.9

As well added a screen saver function, a button to go to sleep mode and support to limit the number of attempts to log in with the wrong password.

Animation effects optimized when the panel is resized and improved when controlling from touchscreens.

File manager has been optimized with background file renaming, added support for GIF image preview, and improved the plugin for mounting drives and updated the interface.

A preview before printing is added to the image viewer.

In the text editor, added support for editing files in the m3u8 format, added the lower status bar to the interface, brackets were highlighted, and a setting was added to control word wrapping.

Download and test Deepin OS 15.9

In order to download this new version of the distribution You can go directly to the official website of the project where you can find the system image in its download section.

The link is this.

The size of the bootable iso image is 2.2 GB. You can save the image with the help of Etcher on a USB.

On the other handIf you already have a previous version of Deepin OS or the 15.x branch, you can update your system without having to reinstall it on your computer.

To do this you simply have to open a terminal and in it execute the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt dist-upgrade

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  1.   Fernando said

    A doubt (without acrimony, that on the internet everyone sees it as an offense to express an opinion, it is only a doubt and in a good way). I thought it was based on HTML before but now it is QT / QML. Their SDK is full of qml. On the page it says “[…] Deepin has developed a frontend interface based on Qt5 […]”. I'm still wrong and it was the other way around, I don't know. But I think it was before a mix of GTK with HTML and now QT with a lot of QML.