Linux Deepin, or the Deepin Project, is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Linux. Formerly known as Hiweed Linux, Linux Deepin stands out for its polished desktop interface, the Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE), which is based on GNOME 3.
The Deepin Project is developed by a core team of Chinese developers, Wuhan Deepin Technology Co., Ltd., and is based on HTML 5 technologies. Deepin features a number of customized software applications in addition to the DDE, including the Deepin Software Center, Deepin Game Center, Deepin Music Player, DPlayer and more.
The latest official release of Linux Deepin is Deepin 2014, which debuted on July 6, 2014. Deepin 2014 is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support (LTS) Trusty Tahr Linux distribution that was released on April 17, 2014.