UbuntuDDE is an Ubuntu Remix Linux distro with Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE), with the initial release as UbuntuDDE 24.04 focal.
While Deepin was originally based on Ubuntu but later switched to Debian, the Deepin desktop environment comes with a beautiful and intuitive interface which the new UbuntuDDE project will combine with the power of Ubuntu.
Deepin is perhaps one of the most beautiful desktop environments, but it isn't quite popular with the Linux community; so the shipping of this great desktop on top of popular Ubuntu Linux will result in not just an elegant and but also a powerful Linux distribution.
Overview of UbuntuDDE Remix 20.04
Ubuntu Remix, UbuntuDDE is not an official flavor of Ubuntu, neither are the developers associated with the Ubuntu team, however UbuntuDDE may perhaps get recognized as Ubuntu’s official flavor with the future releases.
Albeit, several developers from Ubuntu’s Snapcraft team and teams of Ubuntu Budgie and Ubuntu Cinnamon helped with UbuntuDDE development. And this large collaboration makes the remix project the best and most complete Ubuntu Linux remix.
It holds the possibility of becoming the eighth official Ubuntu variant following a regular DDE package update, as hinted by the developers; with the Ubuntu Deepin remix project starting with maintenance and packaging of the packages in the latest release from the upstream.
The Deepin Repository, which upstream is fused with the Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa eventually resulted an image file containing the stable packages and designs.
How to get Started with UbuntuDDE 20.04 Beta
UbuntuDDE offers the easiest way to install a mix of Ubuntu and Deepin using GUI installer, with the beta version available here.
However, as a beta build it is still under development, so you should not use it on your main system. If you really want to try it out, it's better to use it on a virtual machine or spare system.
UbuntuDDE 20.04 stable version is likely to arrive after Ubuntu 20.04 release on April 23, 2020. Then, you can go ahead and install on your main system. But you can still give the beta version a spin and share your experience on what this new Ubuntu variant feels like.