When comparing Deepin OS vs Antergos, the Slant community recommends Antergos for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for desktops?” Antergos is ranked 7th while Deepin OS is ranked 16th. The most important reason people chose Antergos is:
ArchLinux is rather hard to install using command line. Antergos's advantage is the easy installation using a GUI. So instead of manual installation of software you can just download Antergos which does things for you automatically.
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Pro Enjoy the simplicity of Deepin's desktop
The desktop interface and apps feature an intuitive and elegant design. Moving around, sharing and searching, etc. has become simply a joyful experience.
Pro Can be made to look like Windows easily
By default, Deepin looks kinda like macOS but it can be made to look like Windows by right-clicking on the dock and changing the mode from "Fashion Mode" to "Efficient Mode".
Pro Excellent apps
Having Deepin installed also means you have thousands of quality apps to choose from. The apps which come with installation will suit your needs to browse the Internet, listen to music, watch videos, talk with friends, editing documents or simply any task you want to do at home or in your office.
Pro Great design to the app store
The app store is gorgeous.
Pro Has its own toolkit
It has its own toolkit called "Deepin Tool Kit". And the maintainers themselves use it.
Pro Well-designed in every detail, developers have a professional aproach to the system
Deepin has a sane default set of apps including custom apps of their own design that gives the distro a very consistent look and feel. By working with the community on these tools as well as custom translations there is a great sense of polish when using it that is not often seen when using such a new desktop environment.
Pro Rolling release
It is a rolling release Linux distribution which is quite popular these days.
Pro Best for daily use
Pro Exciting applications
It has some exciting applications, such as Deepin Graphics Driver Manager which can easily change between free and proprietary drivers without any issue.
Pro Supports Flatpak
Deepin OS supports Flatpak. It also has some Flatpak programs installed by default.
Pro Automatically cleans package cache
Deepin automatically cleans package cache. Cleaning package cache is a good thing as it will make the OS much faster and lighter.
Pro Easy to use
It's very easy to use. You can easily uninstall a program by going to the menu then right-clicking on the preferred app and selecting "Uninstall" option.
Pro Blur and transparent design
Deepin has a blur and transparent design throughout the OS, which makes it one of the most beautiful Linux distros.
Pro PRO Network Managment
Deepin has the facilities to create VLAN and other configuration like Wifi Hostpot on their GUI.
Pro VLC media player works without any issue
In some cases, VLC media player has some problems with Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based Linux distros. That isn't the case with Deepin.
Pro Easy to install
Installing Deepin OS is very easy. Even easier than installing Ubuntu!
Pro Based on Debian
It is based on Debian which is the best Linux distribution for desktops.
Pro Very stable
Even though it is based on Debian unstable, it is still pretty stable and you will hardly ever get a dependency issue.
Pro Launches programs faster
Programs load and launch faster in Deepin than other Linux distributions. It takes only about 3 seconds to launch Chrome.
Pro Company behind it
The Wuhan Deepin Technology is behind this Linux distribution.
Pro Not based on Ubuntu
Some people don't like Ubuntu nor its derivatives.
Pro Quite lightweight
Deepin 15.7 is lighter than Windows 10 and Ubuntu.
Pro Includes a lot of packages in the official repository
The official repository of deepin OS includes over 73,000 packages.
Pro Great support for graphics cards
Deepin OS includes a program called "Deepin Graphics Driver Manager" which can easily install a good driver for the graphics card.
Pro Gives warning messages when upgrading packages using apt
Deepin uses their own modified version of apt. When there is a distribution upgrade available and if we try to upgrade by running "sudo apt upgrade", then this modified version of apt gives this warning message, "DDE programs will work abnormally if run this command. Run sudo apt dist-upgrade or sudo apt full-upgrade instead."
Pro Includes both Windows and macOS style interface
Pro Easy to install
ArchLinux is rather hard to install using command line. Antergos's advantage is the easy installation using a GUI.
So instead of manual installation of software you can just download Antergos which does things for you automatically.
Pro Rolling release model make it easy to keep apps on updated versions
Antergos is a rolling release distribution (as it's based on Arch Linux). Your entire system, from the base OS components to the applications that you install, will receive updates as they are released upstream—with only a minimal delay to ensure stability.
Pro It comes with every essential utility pre-installed
Pro Offers choice of desktop environment on installation
Ability to choose your preferred desktop environment on installation.
Pro Arch User Repository access
It can visit AUR to build packages.
Pro Offers minimal ISO download
Pro Surprisingly stable Linux desktop
From popular distros of rolling and standard releases, compared to Debian (stable) and Arch, Antergos stability rocks. Debian is stable, however, it's with old packages and Arch. The only thing that broke it, so far, was compiz-manjaro (C++ 0.9 branch) from AUR, but compiz in Antergos repositories is 0.8 and it is working flawlessly.
Pro First Linux desktop that makes Windows look bad
Antergos has very nice default themes (KDE/Plasma and Gnome/GTK), which combined with Compiz 0.8, makes Windows looks sad. Antergos can even compete with Windows in regards to stability.
Pro Excellent graphical package manager (Pamac)
Features include: providing notifications of available updates; mirror management; AUR support (with the option to suppress unnecessary confirmations during the install process); update settings (frequency, whether to check for updates from the AUR, packages to ignore updates for); and a history of packages installed, updated, or removed (from the official repositories - AUR packages are not currently tracked).
Pro Extremely fast
Everything runs at the speed of light. Antergos is super responsive and programs/apps runs effortlessly.
Con Customization is a bit hidden
GUI is not straight forward for changing GTK+ or QT themes.
Con Team doesn't know what to do
Deepin has changed the base 4 times, and the name 3 times. The Desktop Environment also has been changed 4 times.
Con Slow on some computers
Very slow - launching apps takes more time than other distros.
On the other hand - booting and shutting down is very fast on SSD.
Con Slow default repos
Download speed for packages from the default repos, is abnormally slow if you don't choose the correct sever.
Con Deepin store apps not up to date
Con Installer lacks features
Con The installer breaks often
The installer, cnchi breaks all the time. It's very buggy.
Con Rolling release problems
Rolling release is quite pain sometimes. You might face some problem with a bugged application since you always get the latest version.
This problem is a little bit solved by Manjaro distro where applications are tested but updates are slower than usual.
Con Package popularity is not visible in Antergos repositories
Small issue, but would be nice to see package popularity in Antergos repos, just like it is visible for AUR. packages.
Antergos with AUR gives access practically to all possible packages, so popularity could help in this sea of packages.