Install Deepin DE in Ubuntu

Deepin DE or DDE, is the environment used by default in Linux Deepin distribution. This environment is developed by a Chinese company Deeping Ltd. The main features of the environment include the beautiful translucent menu similar to the Mac sidebar, analogous to the one that was once in Windows 8, and own set of basic applications.

Deepin DE Samba comes preloaded with a font installer and app store. You can use this environment not only in Deepin Linux, but in Ubuntu. In this article we will talk about how to install Deepin DE in Ubuntu 20.04.

Setting the DDE in Ubuntu

To install the most recent version of DDE in Ubuntu you need to add the PPA to your system. To do this, run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntudde-dev/stable

You can then set the environment with the command:

sudo apt install ubuntudde-dde

When the installation is complete, restart the computer or log off, the login window click the cog in the bottom right corner and select Deepin:

Then loaded a new shell. Here are several screen shots:

To remove the Deepin Desktop Environment, remove the same package that you installed earlier:

sudo apt remove ubuntudde-dde

Then clean the system of unnecessary packages:

sudo apt autoremove

After running this command, your system will be cleaned from the remnants of the shell.


Now you know how to install DDE in Ubuntu 20.04. As you can see it is very simple. It’s nice that Ubuntu allows you to use many different environments and choose what you like. For example, I like the Gnome desktop that are supplied in the system by default, but the panel as the Deepin would look really good in it. And what is the environment like? Have you tried Deepin? Write in the comments!


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