There is no shortage of Linux distributions out there, with different distros for different needs. Feature rich as they may be, most of these lack one thing in common. Their UI leave a lot to be desired.
It is, perhaps, one of the reasons why Linux only has the smallest of shares of the desktop market.
A fact that is not looking to change anytime soon.
However, there has been a trend in the Linux community for an improved focus on the user interface, with a number of new distros now emphasizing streamlined UIs and overall user friendliness to entice users to give them a try.
One such distro is Deepin.
It comes from a land called China. Yes, the same place that wants to dump Windows in favor of Linux and is taking steps in this regard. And since Apple is also really popular in the country, this distro is inspired by both Windows and macOS.
The newest version of this alternative operating system, Deepin 20.7, is now ready to be downloaded, and this latest release is chockfull of bug fixes and new features that the developers are appropriately hyped about.
As explained by the development team:
“In deepin 20.7, we have developed and integrated a great number of practical functions based on the community users’ feedback, synchronized with the upstream kernel version, fixed underlying vulnerabilities, upgraded the Stable kernel to V5.15.45, added the HWE 5.18 kernel to be compatible with more devices, and further improved system compatibility and security.”
A lot of good stuff here!
New additions that might interest you in particular are improved Grand Search with Google integration and an enhanced Mail app with new calendar functionality. The rest of the changelog is filled to the brim with more improvements that you might want to check out.
If you do want to check Deepin out, then you can grab the ISO from the link below.
Keep in mind, though, that Linux is not for everyone. Even this beautiful and streamlined operating system is miles behind the comfort and familiarity of Windows 11. Still, this new OS may be worth taking for a spin on a test system to see what the fuss is all about.
Download: Deepin 20.7