Korora to DeepIn



  • Yesterday I moved from Korora to Deepin - it wasn't awful but it was somewhat of a challenge.

    DeepIn would not install over Korora, so using GParted, I killed all the partitions and resized the second partition. I kept getting errors when doing so,.. but kept plugging along regardless. In the end, the Korora was gone and Vista wouldn't boot. I'd say that since I killed all but the Vista partition, I killed the partition with grub... Oops.

    Got Deepin installed and update. No struggles there. And thus far - what a difference on the shut down.

    Korora seemed to have some difficulty with the hardware, so it would stream a load of errors on shutdown before going off. I don't believe I had any system or application crashes - so over all the experience with Korora was good.

    Deepin is a bit different. the desktop is more akin to the MACos with the bar at the bottom - at least the default setup. I've managed to install and add a few items to the bar, but of course it's now completely across the screen. I believe I may go back and remove those items from the bar, and add them to the desktop.

    Beyond the native installed apps I have added:

    • skype
    • telegram
    • pithos

    Looking to install some of the other applications I use as well.. just not gotten to them yet:

    • fldigi
    • firefox
    • keepass


  • @gjacobse said in Korora to DeepIn:

    Yesterday I moved from Korora to Deepin - it wasn't awful but it was somewhat of a challenge.

    DeepIn would not install over Korora, so using GParted, I killed all the partitions and resized the second partition. I kept getting errors when doing so,.. but kept plugging along regardless. In the end, the Korora was gone and Vista wouldn't boot. I'd say that since I killed all but the Vista partition, I killed the partition with grub... Oops.

    Got Deepin installed and update. No struggles there. And thus far - what a difference on the shut down.

    Korora seemed to have some difficulty with the hardware, so it would stream a load of errors on shutdown before going off. I don't believe I had any system or application crashes - so over all the experience with Korora was good.

    Deepin is a bit different. the desktop is more akin to the MACos with the bar at the bottom - at least the default setup. I've managed to install and add a few items to the bar, but of course it's now completely across the screen. I believe I may go back and remove those items from the bar, and add them to the desktop.

    Beyond the native installed apps I have added:

    • skype
    • telegram
    • pithos

    Looking to install some of the other applications I use as well.. just not gotten to them yet:

    • fldigi
    • firefox
    • keepass

    I've found a lot of things about deepin to be very sleek. For example it's different desktop modes (I don't like my icons taking up half the page), such a simple thing but really makes my user experience even better.



  • LOL - Pithos just stopped... I'm like WHAT?

    Oh, it went to sleep.. oops.