In our previous guide we covered the installation of KDE Plasma Desktop environment on Ubuntu 20.04. This tutorial will continue with the installation of Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04. The Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) in one of the most loved desktop environments that is native to Deepin Linux distribution designed by the Wuhan Deepin Technology Co.,Ltd.

The Deepin Desktop environment is designed to provide a beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for Linux Desktop users. The DDE is comprised of the Desktop Environment, deepin Window Manager, Control Center, Launcher and Dock.

Install Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we will look at the steps that you can use to install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04. The DDE packages are not available on default Ubuntu upstream APT repositories but thanks to UbuntuDDE which has made its stable repository available to the public.

UbuntuDDE is a Remix flavor of Ubuntu system with Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE). If you’re looking for an Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and comes with Deepin Desktop Environment, then you can try UbuntuDDE.

Step 1: Add UbuntuDDE Stable PPA repository

If you had tried other PPA repositories such as leaeasy without any success I recommend you clean them out.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:leaeasy/dde

Add Stable PPA repository for DDE:

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

Hit the Enter key in your keyboard to add the repository.

Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Hit:1 focal-security InRelease               
Get:2 focal InRelease [265 kB]             
Get:3 focal InRelease [18.1 kB]
Get:4 focal/main amd64 Packages [25.1 kB]
Get:5 focal/main i386 Packages [9,520 B]
Get:6 focal/main Translation-en [8,680 B]
Hit:7 focal-updates InRelease              
Hit:8 focal-backports InRelease            
Fetched 326 kB in 10s (33.0 kB/s)                                              
Reading package lists... Done

Step 2: Install Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) on Ubuntu 20.04

After adding the repository successfully the next step will be to install Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) on Ubuntu 20.04.

This can be done by executing the commands below in your terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ubuntudde-dde

A number of packages will be installed and the duration could be long depending on your internet speed.

The following packages will be upgraded:
  libldb2 libsmbclient libwbclient0 samba-libs
4 upgraded, 409 newly installed, 0 to remove and 185 not upgraded.
Need to get 529 MB/530 MB of archives.
After this operation, 1,920 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

Choose default display manager when asked.

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Step 3: Using Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) on Ubuntu 20.04

After installation reboot your machine.

systemctl reboot

In the Login screen use the Desktop switcher to choose DDE.

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You should get the Deepin Desktop environment where you can start playing with it and doing some adjustments to fit your look and feel.

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There is a page on the list of Deepin Applications that you can use on your Ubuntu system to improve productivity.

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