Linux Deepin 2013 is released!


Yes, we call it Linux Deepin 2013 this time!

Focusing on improving user experience, Linux Deepin has made several attempts and various innovations on the Linux desktop in the last two years. During the period, Linux Deepin has become more mature and stable.

The new 2013 release has retained the highlights of its predecessors. It has also made many improvements based on our user’s feedback and suggestions. Users of Linux Deepin are all recommended to upgrade to the 2013 version.


Deepin Terminal


Deepin Terminal is shipped as the default terminal emulator for Linux Deepin 2013. It aims to improve our user’s command line experience. Programmers and sysadmins will find it more comfortable with Deepin Terminal. New comers will also find it more pleasant to play with.

The features of Deepin Terminal include vertical and horizontal split, workspace switching, SSH connection tool, font resizing and background transparency adjustment, etc.

See the Birth of Deepin Terminal (in Chinese) for details.


Deepin Game Center


Deepin Game Center is a platform for online flash games. It aspires to give flash game lovers a one-stop experience. Being convenient, good-looking and easy to use, Deepin Game Center immediately became popular among Linux Deepin users when it was available.

See Deepin Game Center: the world’s best flash game platform for more details.


Face Recognition


In Linux Deepin 2013, you can choose to log in using face recognition. Though it is a small feature added, face recognition ushers in a step of Linux Deepin towards a more intelligent and user-oriented operating system.

New features and major improvements

An improved Deepin Software Center


The crucial components of your operating system are protected, which means the software center will prevent suspicious uninstallation of important packages while upgrading. Therefore, the safety of your system is guaranteed. Users no longer need to worry about system crash caused by missing packages.


DSnapshot: Let’s get it moved!


If you’re not satisfied with your selected area to take a screenshot, you can simply use arrow keys and your mouse to move or resize it.


The notification center: no bubble, no trouble

The improved notification center no longer prompt for blacklisted applications. Notifications from blacklisted applications won’t be logged by the notification center.


1. The window manager comes with a new appearance. We changed the default color from blue to black. So you can see Linux Deepin did/does not look like or mimic Windows 7 except its color was the “sad” blue. ;-)

2. Files dragged from removable devices to hard disk will be copied rather than moved.

3. Improved power management. When you are watching videos fullscreen in your web browser, your system won’t be detected as idle, The display won’t be turned off and the system won’t sleep automatically, which lets you focus on your video.

4. Docked applications will enable access to more operations. For example, You can either select to either open a new window for Firefox, or a new private window when you right click on your docked icon for Firefox.

5. The default key to bring up the launcher (application menu) is set to the “Windows” key.

6. Improved automount of removable devices. Users can choose whether removable devices should be mounted when plugged in.

Bug fixes


#2409:DMusic sometimes failed to save its playlists when the system was rebooted.

#2030:No sound when DMusic’s progress bar was dragged.

#2005:Comment submission failed in the Deepin Software Center.

#2453:Bluetooth could not be disabled.

#2475: Weird window behavior when iptux was resized.

#2237 The battery icon notification always displayed “charging” status when it was not always true.

Since Linux Deepin 12.12.1 was released, we’ve fixed and handled 336 issues reported by our users. For more details, please check our Bug Tracker. You are welcome to report any issues or give us feedback on the bug tracker.


Users of Linux Deepin 12.12(.1) can upgrade to Linux Deepin 2013 safely from the Deepin Software Center.

Linux Deepin 2013 provides different ISO images for different languages. Currently we have official support for English and Chinese (both simplified and traditional).

English 32 bit: Download (md5 checksum: 91d973b98c9d77a004c63d3f17fe3a6d)

English 64 bit: Download (md5 checksum: cf52d9f2ef6ef8c3415e06ed4e9ecc51)

For Chinese ISO images, you can go to our download page. You can also try other mirrors to get the best speed possible. The sync status of different mirrors may vary.


We hope you enjoy this new release, and thanks very much for your support. Have fun!


Linux Deepin Team

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34 thoughts on “Linux Deepin 2013 is released!

  1. Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail was released on April 2013. Several Ubuntu Derivation was also released just several months after Ubuntu released it’s final or stable version. Ubuntu actually is one of the most favorite and popular Linux distribution among the users. It can be said that Ubuntu has been affecting the whole popularity and acceptance toward Linux Operating system. There are various Ubuntu derivation around the world locally or internationally released. This is what we said as Ubuntu Effect. Ubuntu doesn’t only create the operating system, but is creates the Linux community and global participation as well. Deepin is one of the most raising Ubuntu Derivation instead of Linux Mint. As Linux Mint brings some native and specific character, Deepin comes with various feature as it’s own character. Compared to Ubuntu, Deepin Linux has it’s own feature and character. This is absolutely appreciated that Linux distro comes with the specific features and not only the result of the art work to change the desktop view. This video is going to show you some specific features Deepin 12.12 compared to Ubuntu 13.0.

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  3. Kenet Jervet says:


  4. summving says:


  5. kami says:

    ¿ What about PERFORMANCE !!? Deepin is the most slower linux i have tried.

  6. dadix says:

    Congratulations for the new release !

  7. Carlos Felipe says:

    Please, add others languages to the Installer (Brazilian portuguese)

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  9. mohamed says:

    great jop i will try but i can install cinnamone in new virtion or not and how beacuse i feel cinnamone from linux mint more easer to me also i want your program and customisation


  10. Michal says:

    Please add others languages ( Poland end polish language ).

  11. finid says:

    Great job, guys.

    I noticed that Deepin 12.12 and Deepin 2013 are powered by the same kernel version (3.8.0). Ubuntu us running at least kernel 3.11 now. When a newer kernel be available in the repo?

    Also, an update notifier is not yet available. It would be nice to have one like other distributions have. Applying updates from DSC when there are a large number of updates tends to hang DSC.

    Also, when will it be possible to configure virtual desktops or workspaces?

    Other than those, job well done.

    Screen shots at

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  13. Galaktion says:

    Бих искал да мога да ползвам Linux Deepin на български език.

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  16. usman says:

    Hi.. i think MD5 flip over in
    when i select 64bit, the MD5 for 32bit appear
    when i select 32bit, the MD5 for 64bit appear

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  20. Rafael Gauna says:

    I would love to be able to use Deepin in my personal notebook. But my CedarTrail does not work on any linux distro based on Ubuntu 12.04.2+ which comes with a native driver for the graphics chipset Cedarview not work on my laptop =/

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  22. beauman says:

    Hi there! I’m just trying Deepin for the first time. It already looks awsome! Wifi, dual-head, keyboard special keys, audio and video codec all working out of the box! The download is a little slow here in Vienna, couldn’t find a mirrow in Europe… But honestly, I’m impressed. Keep up the good work!

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