The situation between the US and Huawei is not the best, even accelerating the development of its possible alternative to Android, the mysterious HarmonyOS. I recently considered the possibility of the company selling its computers with the Chinese Deepin Linux distribution. And what did I get right? (I think my co-worker, Ricardo O Cara do TI, has just had an adversary in the predictions that saw the best).
Huawei is one of the largest companies in the world, and in China its even greater power. With any problems with Microsoft, which did not materialize, the company would be in the classic billiard pool. I suggested that one way around this problem would be to adopt a Linux distribution in their products. At least shyly, without leaving Windows. Of course, HarmonyOS could be an alternative, however the system doesn't seem to be mature enough.
Huawei starts selling Deepin laptops
Through your official store VMall, Huawei has been making available some models with Deepin operating system. Even modifications, simple to many, have been made on the apparatus. The keys that contained the Windows logo, which we call the Super, now replace the Microsoft system logo, the word Start. An insignificant detail for many, but it shows a whim on the part of the company. In all there are 3 models with Deepin, the Huawei MateBook X Pro, Huawei MateBook 13 and Huawei MateBook 14. However, any Linux distribution can be installed later by the customer, even with factory Deepin does not mean that only the system in question will work on the equipment.
Curiously, the Huawei MateBook X Pro with Linux has an Intel Core i5-86265U quad core processor, 512 GB SSD M.2 for storage, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU, 13.9 inch resolution screen 3K (260 PPI) and with a refined and imposing finish.
Its value is 8699 CNY (R $ 4,987.80 in direct conversion to the real).
Unfortunately pre-installed Linux models are only available in China. We do not know whether this strategy for seeing Chinese public acceptance by another OS other than Windows, for who knows in the future will gradually introduce HarmonyOS, or Deepin will be softly adopted and taken to other countries.
The Wuhan Deepin Technology system has very interesting features for Huawei. Being Open source, the company will be able to modify Deepin as needed and ship proprietary solutions. Another point is the look that delights the eyes of users, with modes of use going in a style similar to macOS or Windows itself. One feature that may have caught Huawei's attention, in addition to the distro design, is Cloud Sync, which lets you synchronize various cloud system configurations. Added to Deepin 15.11, through it is easy to save modifications and system usage profiles. Definitely something useful when installing the system from scratch on another machine, without having to leave behind programs or configurations / customizations used. Huawei may implement new product-related features in this Deepin feature.
Now time will tell if this Linux venture works for Huawei, and if Deepin is the gateway to the Linux world. Who would say huh!
Until the next post, SYSTEMATICALLY!
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