Linux Desktop Comes to China With Deepin 2014

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2 - Deepin 2014 Available in Many Languages
3 - Mac OS X-Type Dock Defines the Deepin Desktop
4 - Deepin Launcher Provides Easy Access to Installed Applications
5 - Deepin Store
6 - Game Players Get Their Own Interface for Apps
7 - Internet Radio Is Built-In With Deepin Music
8 - Google Chrome Is the Default Browser
9 - Control Center Provides Desktop Management
10 - Linux 3.13 Is at the Core
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Linux Desktop Comes to China With Deepin 2014

by Sean Michael Kerner

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Deepin 2014 Available in Many Languages

Though Deepin 2014 is a Chinese Linux distribution, other languages are also supported, including English, French and Italian.

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Mac OS X-Type Dock Defines the Deepin Desktop

In the Ubuntu 14.04 Linux distribution, the Unity interface provides a default navigation bar along the left side of the desktop. In contrast, the Deepin 2014 desktop provides a Mac OS X type of dock along the bottom of the screen.

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Deepin Launcher Provides Easy Access to Installed Applications

Another idea that Deepin 2014 borrows from Mac OS X is the concept of the launcher for applications.

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Deepin Store

In the AppStore tradition that is now increasingly common across all operating systems, the Deepin Store enables users to find and install new applications.

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Game Players Get Their Own Interface for Apps

The Deepin Game application is a specific discovery engine for games that will run on the Deepin 2014 operating system.

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Internet Radio Is Built-In With Deepin Music

Dozens of different audio applications are available in open source. Rather than using an existing one, Deepin has built its own Music application that includes access to Internet Radio.

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Google Chrome Is the Default Browser

In Ubuntu 14.04, the Mozilla Firefox browser is the default, but that's not the choice that Deepin developers made. Instead, the Google Chrome browser is the default browser.

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Control Center Provides Desktop Management

With a feature somewhat reminiscent of Microsoft's Windows 8, Deepin 2014 users can access the Control Center by hovering a mouse over the bottom right corner of the desktop interface.

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Linux 3.13 Is at the Core

Just as is the case for Ubuntu 14.04, the Linux 3.13 kernel is at the heart of Deepin 2014.

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