The Deepin Review | Linux Action Show 348

The Deepin Review | Linux Action Show 348

Deepin Linux might just be one of the freshest takes on the desktop this year. We review this compelling Ubuntu based alternative.

Plus: The Steam bug that leaves you fresh and clean, some great new open source releases, goodbye Photoshop…


All this week on, The Linux Action Show!

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Fast, Elegant and easy to use. Deepin currently runs on millions of desktop and laptop computers around the world.


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Deepin Screenshot 1

deepin @linux_deepin

Official Twitter Account for Deepin. Deepin, Worth the Diggin’!

Deepin Software Center

Deepin Software Center Screenshot

Deepin Software Center, aka DSC, is one of the most talked about applications of Linux Deepin. Installing new applications is just a one-click operation. DSC supports parallel downloading, resuming downloads, update notification and cache cleaning. DSC also comes with colorful skins that can be swapped as your mood changes.

Deepin Desktop Environment

Deepin Desktop Environment Screenshot

Similar to other projects Deepin went ahead and developed their own Shell which was simply called Deepin Desktop Environment. DDE is based on HTML5 and WebKit and uses a mix of QML and Go Language for different components. Core components of DDE include the desktop itself, the brand new launcher, bottom Dock, and the control center.

Release Cycle

The release cycle of deepin new versions has been changed from twice a year (in June and in December) to four times a year, including two new versions and two amended versions, for example, Deepin 2014.1 is the amended version of Deepin 2014.


Runs Linux

Mars One, Runs Linux.

Time was covering the mars one project and apparently most if not all thier pc’s could be running ubuntu, I can’t tell if it is 12.04 or 14.04 as Ubuntu loooks the same, you have to pause the video as it moves by fast, here are the time urls for the video. I hope Ubuntu becomes the first disro on mars, espiacly before arch, XD

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Desktop App Pick



Remake of Star Fox for SNES using OpenGL/GLUT

Weekly Spotlight

Douane: Linux personal firewall with per application rule controls

Douane Front Page Snap

Douane is a personal firewall that protects a user’s privacy by allowing a user to control which applications can connect to the internet from their GNU/Linux computer.

Our Past Picks

These are the weekly picks provided by the Jupiter Broadcasting podcast, the Linux Action Show.

This site includes a separate picks lists for the “Runs Linux”, Desktop Apps, Spotlight Picks, Android Picks, and Distro Picks.

— NEWS —

Moving the Steam folder on Linux is causing users’ entire file systems to be deleted

Steam Logo

Users of Steam on GNU/Linux are reporting that attempting to move the Steam folder – something that the GNU/Linux Steam installer doesn’t allow you to set at the time of installation – is leading to everything able to be deleted being deleted recursively from root. First entered as a bug report by the Github user keyvin, he explained how he tried to move the directory somewhere else and symlink it to the original location. In almost every use case under the Sun, this usually works without too many problems. Unfortunately for keyvin, however, a bug in Steam proceeded to delete everything it was able to on his computer – even the content on his 3TB external storage.

‘Goodbye Photoshop’ and ‘Hello Krita’ at University Paris 8

The ATI (Art and Technology of Image) department at University Paris 8 is switching to Krita this year. This department has the double aim to train students both to use graphic software (2D,3D,VFX and Compositing) and to code their own (Python, C#, C++). Until recently the classes used only Adobe Photoshop, but because of inadequate support from the company the department decided to
replace that.

Xonotic 0.8 Release

Three new maps

Today we are very excited to give you the next iteration of Xonotic, the free and fast arena shooter. Yep, you guessed it: Xonotic 0.8.0 is out! This version is the culmination of months of effort from many individuals from across the globe. It contains improvements in just about all visible aspects of the game and onto the web. There are new menu screens, gameplay features, and a much-anticipated new weapon: the Arc! We’re excited for the what the future holds, and we hope to see you out on the servers soon. Happy fragging!



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