Deepin 20.3 arrives with Linux 5.15, new NTFS driver and much more

Few days ago the release of the new version of the popular Linux distribution «Deepin 20.3 ″  which is based on the base of the Debian 10 package, but developing its own Deepin desktop environment (DDE) and around 40 user applications.

Among the applications that are included we can find the DMusic music player, the DMovie video player, the DTalk messaging system, the installer and the Deepin software center.

Main news of Deepin 20.3

In this new version that is presented of Deepin 20.3 we can find that the Linux kernel has been updated to version 5.15 with support for 12th generation Intel processors and that the new NTFS driver.

En album photo manager, image selection has been improved In batch mode, new buttons have been added for fast image processing, video preview, import and search have been implemented, and a separate display of image and video counters is provided in the status bar.

The utility for creating screenshots now has the ability to record long images that cover the scrolling area in the window. The ability to use OCR to extract text from an image is built in.

The DDE desktop has a shortcut to call the global search function, which also adds support for searching for files with markdown.

Added the ability to move columns to change display order in file manager in list view mode. An option is provided to define the color of the current tab. The permanent display of mounted Samba partitions in the sidebar has been implemented. Provided a quick transition to the summary page by pressing the Backspace key.

The movie player now has an interface with video information, added decoding settings and hardware acceleration support in ffmpeg on systems with NVIDIA graphics cards.

Of the other changes that stand out:

  • Added advanced input method settings and the ability to group input methods by language.
  • The document viewer has been added to the printing functions.
  • Voice Notes now have the ability to customize the order in which notes are displayed and advanced text editing capabilities are added.
  • The lineup includes games by Lianliankan and Gomoku.
  • Added support for 2K video hardware decoding on systems with AMD Oland GPUs.

As for the corrections made to the environment, the following stand out:

  • Fixed: At 1,25x screen scale, desktop file dragged from File Manager cannot be opened.
    Fixed: In Control Center Bluetooth module, edited names of Bluetooth devices cannot be saved and the input box did not work normally.
    Fixed: slow response when switching from Control Center to Notification Center.
    Fixed: Time was not fully displayed in the Dock after font size was adjusted.
    Fixed: results were displayed when there was no result in global search.
    Fixed: Apps installed by deb packages cannot be properly uninstalled in the launcher.
    Fixed: when using the computer from sleep mode and entering the correct password, the system could not be entered.
    Fixed: Enabled "Automatic login" and "Login without password", and entered the correct password in a normal startup, can not enter the system for the first time.

Last for those who are interested in knowing more about it of this new version, you can consult the original publication in the following link 

Download Deepin 20.3

Finally, if you are interested in being able to try this new version of the distribution either under a virtual machine or on your computer, you can get the image of this new version in its download section from its official website.

The size of the bootable ISO image is 3 GB (amd64).

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