While Deepin 20 Beta release, which was originally scheduled for January 2020 release date, but arrived 3 months after brought a unified design style, with redesigned desktop environment and applications, bringing a new interactive experience.
Deepin is perhaps one of the most beautiful Linux distro, with the Deepin 20 Stable release, which is the latest major version of the desktop environment bringing new visual look to the base repository, and the latest Linux kernel.
What’s New in Deepin V20 (1002)?
Deepin Linux distro is based on the popular upstream Debian GNU/Linux, which means that the new Deepin 20 (1002) has its underlying repository upgraded to the latest Debian 10.5.
It has added support for dual kernel installation, allowing users to have dual kernel options, including: Linux Kernel 5.7 (Stable) and Kernel 5.4 (LTS) in the system installation interface with their “Safe Graphics” modes. And Deepin 20 improvised design of Desktop Environment (DDE) and system installer, makes the desktop more user-friendly and the newly introduced colorful icons, graphics interface, offers an exquisite multitask view.
Deepin has also made the design of the system installer simpler and the system installer can now detect NIDIVIA cards to offer closed-source drivers to be installed. With the added support for a variety of authentication features, including fingerprint readers to deliver accurate fingerprint recognition.
The fingerprint options in Deepin Linux is for several purposes such as logging in, unlocking, identity verification, and getting root permissions.
How to Upgrade to Deepin 20 (1002)?
Deepin 20 (1002) ISO image is now available for download from the official download page, and if you’re an existing user on Deepin 15.11, you can upgrade to V20 (1002) by changing your source in
deb [by-hash=force] https://community-packages.deepin.com/deepin/ apricot main contrib non-free
And add the official source for the app store in
But if the file does not exist, you can create a new one and add the line below:
deb https://community-store-packages.deepin.com/appstore eagle apps
You can also watch the official promo video of Deepin 20 (1002) here for further guidance on available features.