Yesterday Huawei's decision to install Deepin on his laptops was disclosed. The company is leaving aside the Windows licenses in a move that seems to be linked to the whole US vs. China trade wars, especially considering the sanctions against Asia's technology giant.
Huawei's official e-commerce store at Vmall.com now offers the Huawei MateBook X Pro, Huawei MateBook 13 and Huawei MateBook 14 with a preinstalled Linux distro.
Being one of the leading laptop manufacturers in Asia, it would surely generate some millions of dollars in losses to Microsoft if this move succeeds.
The anti-windows sentiment is evident as Huawei also ditched the "Windows key" and replaced it with a "Fn Key", which would also make Huawei's MateBook line one of the most important "Linux laptops" on the market.
Is Huawei paving the way for HarmonyOS? Maybe this is a distant possibility; however, it could be the first phase in a plan to sell laptops with Linux on a global scale.
Now, the distribution that comes with these laptops is Deepin and is one of the most beautiful and elegant distros on the market. Any user who puts their hands on these computers will not miss Bill Gates' OS at all... and neither will a MacOS user (yeah, it's that good).
Deepin Is So Great It's No Surprise Huawei Chose It as a Windows Competitor
Deepin has been described as a Linux distro capable of making the best GUI designer jealous. Any windows/mac user will feel like home (correction: Will feel like moving to a cleaner, prettier house)
Besides, it includes a GUI that surpasses Mac and Windows in ease and elegance. A control center located on the right side of the desktop allows you to control every aspect of your operating system in a relaxed and non-intrusive way.
Even the Notification System is better implemented in Deepin than in any other Operating System. You just need to click the toggle on the upper side of the control center, and it will show you your notifications
Deepin is based on Debian, so it is supported by one of the largest Linux communities in the world. If you want to try it, don't worry! You don't have to buy a new laptop. Just download the distribution from its official website
Good news for the Linux ecosystem... You may not like China, but mainstream adoption is sure a nice thing to see :)
If you want to how how to pick a Linux distribution that perfectly fits your needs, cheak out this article However, Zorin OS is also a great option for you if you want something similar to Deepin but are too biased against Chinese products