How To Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Deepin is a default desktop environment for Deepin Linux Distribution. It is developed by a Chinese company Deeping Ltd. It is a sleekest and most beautiful and user-friendly desktop environment. Deepin comes with pre-installed Samba, Font Installer, Cloud Printing, and Application Store.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of the Deepin Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04.

You need to first add the official PPA by Ubuntu DDE Remix team:

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

After adding the repository successfully the next step will be to install Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) on Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install ubuntudde-dde

If you want to install Deepin style login screen, do select lightdm as the default display manager during the installing process. Once installed, log out and choose ‘Deepin’ session to login.

Step 3. Login to Deepin Desktop Environment.

Your Deepin Desktop Environment is now ready. After log out, select Deepin while logging in to start using it.

Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Deepin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Deepin Desktop Environment on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Deepin website.

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