Snyder pondered. While the presence of traffics analytics in Deepin software can be debated, there was never anything malicious happening. Whom Can We Trust to Safeguard Healthcare Data? The chief distinguishing factor underlying Deepin's growing popularity is its home-grown Deepin desktop Environment (DDE). Being easy to install and use, deepin can be a good Windows alternative for office and home use. This is nothing racist, just fact. aaron_r_v July 9, 2020, 6:57am #66. This is a safe open source Linux OS you can try out on your PC very safe and a good alternative to mac and windows. Deepin comes with Jockey which assists a user in detecting any proprietary hardware, such as Nvidia GPUs, and then offers non-free and free drivers to be easily installed by a user. Due to world politics and questionable tactics by other Chinese device makers, concerns have surfaced about Deepin’s potential security risk. If this distro has been targeted to return user information back to anyone without notification, it might be the first instance of a Linux distro targeted by a government for surreptitious data collection, he agreed. "I think it is something to monitor. One of the better versions is available in the You missed all the Cambridge Analytica scandal stuff and you’re still worried about the boogie man or even Stalin or Mao to come and spy on you? Endless OS has a nasty EULA too. “It is open source code sitting out there — but we are more on guard with China. I think deepin is safe, but nowadays it’s more catered to Chinese users. Radware. Christopher67: A linux distro with a EULA? Just check the Auto Merge option in the desktop context menu. It’s very easy to use. deepin (UOS) is a Debian-based distribution that aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly and reliable operating system. At the moment, no evidence exists to suggest that the Chinese government is leaching information from the analytic service used by Deepin OS, Smith said. They are also the most diligent and persistent when it comes to extracting competitor data for their own illicit use. It's similar to Google Analytics in the fact that it collects data such as user agents, source and screen resolution," he told LinuxInsider. You can turn on or off each system sound. The potential problem involved the Deepin Linux distribution. You can not really scrutinize it all, said Steven T. Snyder, senior attorney at Bradley. A thin line separates developmental data gathering from surreptitious information gathering. Given that several governments -- … The settings for shut down, log out, wake up, etc., in the Control Center are separated. I watched the video early today and in the video said that it’s only Deepin Store that was actually stilling data, not the Deepin DE. It provides only a loadable interface to handle installation. 13 April 2018 07:19 #2. You might want to fix your article. In 2019, Huawei started to ship Linux laptops pre-installed with deepin. DDE's modern design is intuitive and classy. And what impresses me more is that they’re accusing China of doing what AM ericans have done for decades to the whole world, although that’s ok. It works with Deepin Recovery to fix the boot, partition and other problems. Installing Deepin Linux 15.2. The Deepin desktop is one of the more interesting new desktop alternatives to consider. On a personal level, I’m not sure that it is any riskier than anything else,” he concluded. That might well be the result of the in-house software the community of developers designed to run optimized for the Deepin OS. So what can we expect when dealing with an entire operating system?" His main areas of focus are enterprise IT, Linux and open source technologies. At least one situation last year brought FOSS' safe-to-use reputation into question. It is different, productive and gorgeous in its own right. If you’re so concerned about being attacked by the chinese people maybe you should fear they can hack Windows, IOS, etc and not software that is organically more safe because anyone can inspect it. I frequently discuss security issues with cybersecurity experts. Established in 2011, Wuhan Deepin Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Deepin Technology) is a commercial company focused on the R&D and service of Linux-based Chinese operating system. It's essentially Ubuntu with Deepin DDE on top. Thanks for sharing that potential flaw! One advantage with Linux is the ability to audit the code. To trust an OS because of disk encryption is like assuming it’s OK to type your social security number into. Step 2: Make Partition For Dual-Boot Deepin OS. Does that mean Linux computing platforms from nongovernmental sources in politically tense countries are equally worry-free? Its transparency lets you see settings options while not losing sight of the overview desktop view. Like Ubuntu, it’s based on Debian unstable branch. The installation is incredibly simple: Pop the disk in, reboot, let the live disk complete the start up, and then double-click the Install icon. deepin is a Linux distribution committed to providing an elegant, user-friendly, safe and stable experience for users all over the world. System 76 was one of those groups of people who had high hopes for Unity 8 and the future convergence had to offer. China bashing again with wot?? Rather than clutter the desktop with copious icons, the new Auto Merge feature lets you place favorite launchers in color-coded drawers or folders, making them one click away. The Deepin Desktop has a slide-out control panel that makes finding settings effortless. Could Deepin Linux be the first instance of a Linux distro targeted by a government for surreptitious data collection? Deepin Linux continues to show promise as a productive computing platform. A unique new feature that I especially like is Sound Effect switches. Linux Deepin: 13: 01-04-2015 11:51 PM: What's going on, I can no longer access the Deepin forum website? MATE was initially developed for the users who were disappointed with the… Deepin Desktop: As stated earlier, the desktop environment used on Linux Deepin 2013 is called the Depth Desktop Environment (DDE), which is built atop GNOME 3 technologies. The Deepin desktop is offered in a widening assortment of popular Linux desktops, but the best user experience is found in this distro. In short, those concerns focus on whether the Linux distribution created by a developer team in China is safe to use due to its open source rather than proprietary nature. The chief distinguishing factor underlying Deepin’s growing popularity is its home-grown Deepin desktop Environment (DDE). 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The latest version, Deepin 15.10.1, appeared earlier this month as a quick fix to a weeks-old release of Deepin 15.10. If we prove that the most recent versions of VirtualBox are safe for Deepin 20, we will upload them to … i don’t trust my owned government with TRUMP in control with NSA and MICROSOFT AND GOOGLE have backdoors..now apple starting see been doing the same for this…i have more faith in china government than AM erican cause whatever i do under china when i AM over in usa….NSA will never know what i do…unless i use AM erican OS…exactly what chinese folks feels when using AM erican products cause they won’t used chinese made products ..cause china don’t know when users use windows from AM erica made…this how world don’t have access anyone when people crossover different country OS…. And use the Reader Comments feature below to provide your input! The curriculum is designed for students with any level of experience or previous knowledge. dalto July 9, 2020, 12:24pm #67. With the launch of version 15 in late 2015, the Deepin distro, based in China, shed its Ubuntu base in favor of Debian Linux Unstable branch. Now Deepin is based on Debian. The logic is that Deepin has cnzz.com links in its website and Appstore, and since cnzz will collect some client information in the browser, thus Linux Deepin is spyware. At least one situation last year brought FOSS’ safe-to-use reputation into question. A unique new feature that I especially like is Sound Effect switches. Security. As of version 15.10 it also uses dde-kwin, a set of patches for KDE Plasma's window manager. Pleaseemail your ideas to me, and I’ll consider them for a future Linux Picks and Pans column. This latest release adds to its growing feature set. When put together into one integrated system, they constitute a new approach to the concept of an easy-to-use interface. Ah right, how could I miss it? To get the live session ISO file, use the download page link in the previous paragraph. It is easy to use and comes with high-quality software developed in house. It is one of the more modern desktop environments. The installation is incredibly simple: Pop the disk in, reboot, let the live disk complete the start up, and then double-click the Install icon. DDE started out with lofty goals but mediocre execution. After a long wait, Deepin V20 is ready for the masses. I’m concerned about security, for the reasons mentioned, and because the Chinese government has a history of forcing people to do things on penalty of treason/disappearing. Install Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) on … Problems can turn up later when we learn that it was compromised before the source acquired it, he pointed out. Thank-you for this excellent article. Email Jack. Vectra, told LinuxInsider. The Linux Deepin start menu. Deepin does, indeed, seem like an interesting distro. Don’t you reproduce behavior on your surroundings without any critical thinking people. Copyright 1998-2020 ECT News Network, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Icons on the desktop will be grouped automatically into different folders: Videos, Music, Pictures, Documents, Applications and Others. That question recently was posed by several Linux Picks and Pans readers following the release late last year of Deepin 15.8. The potential problem involved the This latest version marks yet another transition in the code base. Deepin Linux has gone through a continuing development change. A dock bar replaces the traditional bottom panel. Each one has its own flavor linked to the characteristics of the host distribution. “These use a statistical analysis service called ‘CNZZ,’ now ‘Umeng+.’ It’s similar to Google Analytics in the fact that it collects data such as user agents, source and screen resolution,” he told LinuxInsider. For example, news reports recently focused on the threat of malware installed on microchips. Similarly, the applications menu displays in full screen showing rows of application icons. He has written numerous reviews of Linux distros and other open source software.Email Jack. So what can we expect when dealing with an entire operating system?” Snyder pondered. And since you are not the only one with this doubt, I bet someone else (free software enthusiasts) has already scanned the source for anything suspicious and verified it all. The previous 'Show Desktop' icon disappears. This type of scenario poses a 50-50 situation. This provides more timely security updates and improved system stability. I have sampled these options, mostly for the sake of comparison. "While nothing suggests that this analytic information is currently being abused, it is collecting basic data that can be abused by third parties to identify user patterns and behaviors. Its transparency lets you see settings options while not losing sight of the overview desktop view. At the moment, no evidence exists to suggest that the Chinese government is leaching information from the analytic service used by Deepin OS, Smith said. In my opinion: very, very well. Given that several governments -- including the U.S. -- have concerns with Android-based mobile phone products made by Huawei, should related security concerns extend to Deepin Linux? And yet you are here China bashing ?!! New Features include dde-kwin as the default window manager. Find out what's new. The Deepin desktop is one of the more interesting new desktop alternatives to consider. System 76 announced Pop!_OS after Canonical decided to stop development of Unity 8. The power button is separated from the tray area to reduce the clicks and avoid function confusion. The Wallpaper selection panel scrolls attractive colorful images across the bottom of the screen. The DDE is comprised of the Desktop Environment, deepin Window Manager, Control Center, Launcher and Dock. This latest edition has fewer of the annoyances that plagued earlier releases. I’ll end citing this news article entitled "Amazon Kindle users surprised by ‘Big Brother’ move": https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2009/jul/17/amazon-kindle-1984. Set a slideshow of your favorite pictures so they can display at any interval you designate. That alone may lessen user-based security worries. Which of these technology gifts would you most like to receive? Auto merge lets you avoid cluttering the desktop with favorite launch icons. Linux Deepin: 13: 01-04-2015 11:51 PM: What's going on, I can no longer access the Deepin forum website? Often you get the software versions provided by the distro you are running. That question recently was posed by several Linux Picks and Pans readers following the release late last year of Deepin 15.8. However, the code base of an entire operating system is large. That brought numerous subtle changes in the code base and software roots. Many people were excited about this, while others were quite disappointed, myself included. I use Android x86 which is also Chinese in origin, but I have never had any problems. In short, those concerns focus on whether the Linux distribution created by a developer team in China is safe to use due to its open source rather than proprietary nature. Similar issues exist with foreign-made cellphones, he told LinuxInsider. Deepin distribution used to be based on Ubuntu until version 15. “I think it is something to monitor. The new slideshow feature lets you show your favorite pictures at any interval you designate. The potential problem involved the Deepin Linux distribution. The desktop design is a combination of several visual elements from other desktops. Choose the program that?s right for you. You can color code the folders. Textbook example of brainwashing and Donny Kruger effect. 1 Like. That might well be the result of the in-house software the community of developers designed to run optimized for the Deepin OS. Auto merge lets you avoid cluttering the desktop with favorite launch icons. The Settings Panel slides out from the right edge of the screen. First you need to download the Deepin ISO image which can be found on the official website. What was “Deepin Linux” is now “deepin.” That subtle rebranding was an attempt to differentiate it from previous releases named “Deepin,” “Linux Deepin” and “Hiweed GNU/Linux.”. Regardless of the potential for security lapses, open source software provides better chances of finding troublesome software. Linux Deepin is a Debian-based distribution (formerly it was Ubuntu-based until version 15 released in late 2015). Beta releases are meant to test the distro and report bugs to the team. That brought numerous subtle changes in the code base and software roots. The Wallpaper slideshow, while available in other desktop environments, is a new feature for Deepin. They had hung tight and stayed faithful as we all a… The Deepin desktop is now well-designed and very functional. The concerns include whether this distro's components are being utilized to leach information back to Chinese governmental interests. Thank you for your comments on this article. Cybersecurity Conundrum: Who's Responsible for Securing IoT Networks? Please Most software to some extent collects data regardless of its country of origin, according to Smith. In my opinion: very, very well. It is different, productive and gorgeous in its own right. Is beta safe & stable? With the launch of version 15 in late 2015, the Deepin distro, based in China, shed its Ubuntu base in favor of Debian Linux Unstable branch. Deepin Linux continues to show promise as a productive computing platform. Desktop shells are valued largely for how simple they are to use and how functional they are for a user's productivity. Once downloaded, it’s time to create a live USB. Full disk encryption cannot protect data from the operating system, if the OS is doing the encryption. Deepin uses a dock bar instead of the traditional bottom bar. Of course not. However, the subtlety of “Deepin” versus “deepin” has all but lost its purpose. Deepin released its latest version Deepin 20 which is beautiful and stable as before. The latest Deepin Linux release has impressive new features and tweaks that make it notably better than version 15.8, which I last reviewed. Dealing with potential security worries related to Deepin Linux certainly is a concern, Bradley's Snyder warned, calling it a common problem with technology. having a general concern about a product produce by a company in a country that is well known for its lack of human/civil rights and it being an overwhelming police/surveillance state isn’t racism, but ignoring a potential security issue makes a fool. Deepin Linux distribution is one of the most popular Linux flavors among the Windows and macOS users due to its aesthetics and stability. What was "Deepin Linux" is now "deepin." Personally, I’m hoping that someone forks Deepin Desktop Environment, so that we can have a thoroughly security-reviewed version available with all app integrations, in a non-Chinese distro. New Features include dde-kwin as the default window manager. They found no backdoor. When the dock is set in the macOS-style mode, a button appears that toggles a new dock tray element — embed tray icons in the dock. As they say they are committed to providing elegant, user-friendly, safe and stable experience for users all over the world. 3 Likes. Objectively, with its source code available, Deepin Linux itself looks safe. Deepin Clone is yet another new tool that makes it safe and easy to backup and restore the system. Most of their technology code targets Windows users as the major operating system and its debatable what benefit they could get from applying this to Linux except Linux servers so IMO Deepin desktop users need not have much concern. Ubuntu Linux itself also is based on Debian Linux. ellisf: Linux Deepin: 2: 08-26-2014 05:21 AM: LXer: Linux Deepin needs your help with the Deepin Localization Project: LXer: Syndicated Linux News: 0: … You are a living insult to all who put effort to make software political free. It’s also not true that they’re too large to be safe, since the bulk of the code used is shared between most GNU/Linux projects. Instead it groups icons into file folders on the desktop. One of the better versions is available in the Manjaro Deepin Community Edition. As of version 15.10 it also uses dde-kwin, a set … Rather than clutter the desktop with copious icons, the new Auto Merge feature lets you place favorite launchers in color-coded drawers or folders, making them one click away. Set a slideshow of your favorite pictures so they can display at any interval you designate. The settings for shut down, log out, wake up, etc., in the Control Center are separated. Enter your Username and Password to sign in. Another key change provides the option to do full disk encryption during installation. Deepin OS is an open-source, Debian-based desktop distribution whose aim is to provide users with a beautiful, security-conscious, and user-friendly Operating System. download page is not a live session. Have you ever heard of NSA, Wikileaks and EEUU government hunt on Assange and Snowden? what is racist about this article? Deepin is an open source software, which means you can review the code and compile it yourself in case you are having doubts about it. Otherwise it would be s**tcanned in very short order. These display in the panel view as well. You also can right-click on the top window border of a displayed app to move it to another virtual workspace. The flip side is that rather than giving everything more scrutiny, the bigger risk is assuming software is safe because we sourced it from an ally. Drexel University's online computer science programs are designed to prepare you for work on the cutting edge of technology. Huawei released ALL of their software for review by UK goverment. Even if you looked for a security hole, you might not find it or recognize how all the components were working together to enable some sort of back door for bad actors, he explained. Is there a Linux software application or distro you'd like to suggest for review? Maybe an encryption tool provided by a distro developer is not a good option. Is Deepin defunct? Deepin lets you set a different background image for each virtual workspace. … Deepin is one of the first Linux distros to take advantage of HTML 5 technology. Just check the Auto Merge option in the desktop context menu. I think deepin is safe, but nowadays it’s more catered to Chinese users. The latest version, Deepin 15.10.1, appeared earlier this month as a quick fix to a weeks-old release of Deepin 15.10.
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