Huawei’s Chinese company has begun to use the Deepin Linux distribution pre-installed on its laptops (MateBook) in China, instead of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system developed by Microsoft.

Huawei has created its own operating system (HarmonyOS) as an alternative to the Android operating system for smartphones, but for laptops, the Chinese company chose Linux.

According to TechRepublic, Huawei continues to face trade restrictions with the United States, which means it needs to rethink its operating systems.

The Windows replacement for Huawei is fairly acceptable, prompting it to use it, with three models appearing in China for MateBook 13; MateBook 14; and MateBook X Pro, all powered by Deepin Linux.

Deepin was previously called Linux Deepin; Hiweed Linux, based on Debian, uses its own desktop environment called Deepin DE, and is developed by Wuhan Diving Technology Co. .

According to the Linux Foundation, the Deepin open source distribution is characterized by the efficiency, effectiveness and ease of use of the desktop environment, as well as reliability and security.

Huawei’s Linux laptops seem to be currently limited to China, but its global launch is positive for Linux users. The Chinese company should ensure that there are Linux-compatible hardware drivers for its laptops, benefiting the community at large.

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