Deepin 20.4 has already been released and these are its news

Few days ago was announced the release of the new version of the popular Linux distribution «Deepin 20.4» which still continues under the base of the Debian 10 package, but developing its own Deepin desktop environment (DDE) and about 40 user applications.

This new version of Deepin 20.4 kernels are updated upstream for better compatibility and it is that the LTS kernel is updated to version 5.10.83 and the stable kernel is updated to version 5.15.6, in addition to correcting some system vulnerabilities to improve security, as well as developing and optimizing many functions to solve user problems and improve the user experience.

Main news of Deepin 20.4

In this new version of Deepin 20.4 we can initially find that the installer, the "Privacy Policy" agreement has been changed and the logic for creating disk partitions has been optimized (if there is an EFI partition, a new partition for EFI is not created).

The Navigator migrated from Chromium 83 engine to Chromium 93, plus support for tab grouping, collections, quick tabbed search, and link sharing has been added.

Another change that stands out from this new version of Deepin 20.4 is that added a new plugin for monitoring system parameters to System Monitor, that allows you to more accurately monitor the load on memory and CPU, and displays notifications when a specific load threshold is exceeded or when processes consuming too many resources are identified.

The interface of "Grand Quest" can now be turned on or off in the panel settings. In the search results, it was possible to display the paths of files and directories when clicking with the Ctrl key pressed.

For shortcuts on the desktop, increased the number of characters that are displayed in the file name, plus the display of third-party applications in the file manager on the Computer page has been added.

In the application to work with the camera, added ability to change exposure and filters, and proportional stretching of photos during preview was provided.

Quick, Safety, and Custom disk cleanup modes have been added to the interface for working with disks.

In the password input forms, an indication of the strength of the password has been added.

Of the other changes that stand out from this new version:

  • Added the ability to quickly restore a file moved to the trash by pressing Ctrl+Z.
  • Added "Resize desktop" option to configurator to expand desktop to full screen in low resolution environments.
  • Added advanced input method settings.
  • The mode of automatic installation of updates after their download is complete has been implemented.
  • Added support for biometric authentication
  • Automatic mounting of partitions was provided.
    Linux kernel packages have been updated to versions 5.10.83 (LTS) and 5.15.6.

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 

How to update to Deepin 20.4?

For all those who are users of any version of Deepin OS that is within the branch "20.x". They will be able to obtain this new update without the need to reinstall the system.

They will only have to open a terminal on their system and execute the following commands in it:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt dist-upgrae

At the end of the update installation the system, it is recommended that you restart your computers.

This in order that the new installed updates are loaded and executed at system startup.

How to get Deepin 20.4?

If you are not a user of the distribution and want to use it on your computer or test it in a virtual machine.

You can get the system image, You just have to go to the official website of the project where you can download the image in its download section.

At the end of your download you can use Etcher to save the image to a pendrive and thus boot your system from a USB.

The link is as follows.


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  1.   jd_extreme said

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