Deepin 15 RC Is Out, Continues To Focus On Simple & Clean Experience
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 24 December 2015 at 07:35 AM EST. 3 Comments
OPERATING SYSTEMS --
The release candidate is out on Christmas Eve for Deepin 15, a Linux distribution that continues to strive for a simple and clean experience that makes it easy for all users.

Deepin 15 is adding new system sound effects, is based on the latest Sid packages, Qt is powering the desktop to replace their previous HTML5+WebKit usage, Mutter is used as the window manager, the Linux 4.2 kernel is used, systemd is used rather than Upstart, Bash is now the default shell rather than Zsh, GCC 5.3.1 is the base compiler, there is lower memory use, and many other changes. It's interesting they switched from an Ubuntu based back to a Debian Sid upstream, likewise, the desktop work they're now doing in Qt is interesting. Details and screenshots of their former HTML5 desktop can be found via this article from last year.

For more details on the Deepin 15 release candidate and to see what the desktop is looking like, visit this blog post. Deepin 15 is expected to be officially released soon.
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