Today we present one of the topics that will help you get the usual stability of Ubuntu LTS, but with the amazing beauty of Deepin Desktop out of the box. Deepin (DDE) is a work environment with an intuitive interface. The UbuntuDDE project combines the power of Ubuntu with the beauty of Deepin.
Ubuntu is one of the most powerful Linux distributions with its wide range of software packages, while Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) is one of the most beautiful desktop environments in the Linux world. UbuntuDDE is an Ubuntu-based operating system that includes the Deepin Desktop Environment desktop design and a basic set of programs. The operating system has a modern design and a beautiful desktop design.
Benefits of UbuntuDDE
UbuntuDDE combines the speed and functionality of the Ubuntu operating system and at the same time has visual effects, interface animations, a side settings panel for the system, as well as useful applications from the Deepin OS operating system. Also, the system is actively developed and supported by the community. An important aspect of this project is the regular maintenance of the DDE desktop environment packages for Ubuntu, as well as helping users to use the distribution kit.
Problems of UbuntuDDE
UbuntuDDE is an unofficial modification of Ubuntu, but developers release subject to the terms of the licensing agreements of the operating systems on which it’s built. One of the problems with the Deepin Linux distribution is slow servers. The process of updating the system could take a long time and even several hours. Another problem that can be distinguished is the rare update and, as a consequence, the obsolescence of both system libraries and individual applications. The UbuntuDDE distribution is based on the test version of Ubuntu 20.04 beta and is accordingly in testing status.
Key feature of UbuntDDE
A key feature is a panel, which supports several modes of operation:
- Classic mode: More explicit separation of open windows and applications offered for launching is performed, and the area of the system tray is displayed.
- Effective mode: It’s somewhat similar to Unity. This mixing indicator of running programs, selected applications, and control applets. Also, the program launch interface is displayed in full screen and provides two modes – viewing your favorite applications and navigating through the catalog of installed programs.
CPU: 2 GHz. RAM: 2 GB (4 GB recommended). Disk: 30 GB of free space.
New in UbuntuDDE:
- Based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
- Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) Version 5.0.
- Software Packs Updated.
- Ubuntu Software Center (support for Snap and APT).
- Long-term support with Ubuntu 20.04.
- Beautiful and modern design.
- Deepin Stock Softwares included and preinstalled.
- Improved driver support.
- Linux kernel version 5.4.
- Kwin Window Manager.
- Major and minor fixes from UbuntuDDE 20.04 Beta.
- Future OTA updates for the operating system.
The UbuntuDDE distribution comes with the DDE (Deepin Desktop Environment) graphical environment. It’s the main shell of the Deepin distribution and is also additionally offered by Manjaro. Unlike Deepin Linux, UbuntuDDE comes with the Ubuntu Software Center (Snap Store based on the Gnome Software Center) instead of the Deepin app store catalog. The project is still an unofficial version of Ubuntu, but the developers of the distribution are negotiating with Canonical about the inclusion of UbuntuDDE in the official distributions of Ubuntu. Also, the size of the iso image is 2.6 GB.
For testers of virtual machines, this is not the best way to try out DDE, but if you choose this method, for best performance, make sure that “Window Effects” are disabled.