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Linux Deepin 12.12 review

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Linux Deepin is based on Ubuntu Desktop, and it used to be that a Linux Deepin release came two months after the most recent Ubuntu Desktop release. So if Ubuntu is released in April, the corresponding Linux Deepin is released in June. That held true until Linux Deepin 12.06, which was actually released in July 2012.

When Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 were released, there were no matching Linux Deepin releases. That’s because after Linux Deepin 12.06, the Deepin developers decided to roll their own desktop environment, one that’s still based on GNOME 3 technologies. The first public release of that desktop environment is the graphical interface that graces Linux Deepin 12.12.

But don’t let the release number fool you, because Linux Deepin 12.12 is actually based on Ubuntu 13.04, not Ubuntu 12.12. Why Deepin’s developers did not make the jump from 12.06 to 13.06 is not something I want to dwell upon here, because ultimately, it is not that important. The aim of this article is to offer a detailed review of Linux Deepin 12.12.

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