Serious Discussion openKylin - China releases its first open-source Linux OS

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China's massive market for operating systems was worth 15.5 billion yuan ($2.1 billion) last year, state media said, citing an industry report.
Developing an operating system independent of U.S. technology has been an important goal for China's tech industry in recent years, with many companies and organisations having contributed to the development of the OpenKylin system.
It most notable backer is the China Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team under the purview of the industry and information technology ministry.
More than a dozen Chinese companies are trying to develop operating systems that could replace Microsoft's Windows and Apple's MacOS operating systems.
One such company, UnionTech Software Technology Co Ltd, has been developing what it calls the "Unity operating system".
 

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China's push to develop an independent operating system has gained momentum with the release of OpenKylin. The country's tech industry has been focusing on this goal, with support from organizations like the China Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team. Many Chinese companies, including UnionTech Software Technology Co Ltd, are also working on alternatives to Windows and MacOS. Source: [CNA](https://www.channelnewsasia.com/business/china-releases-its-first-open-source-computer-operating-system-3609801)
 
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First look at openKylin, a new Linux distro.​

Read more: Exploring openKylin: China's 1st Independent Open-Source Linux OS

openKylin 1.0 is based on the long-term-supported Linux Kernel 6.1, and takes its name from a mythical creature in Chinese mythology called 'Qilin'.
Other than that, openKylin features a decent set of pre-installed applications; some notable ones include:
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • WPS Office
  • Vim Text Editor
  • Video Player
  • Weather App
openKylin uses the UKUI desktop environment that stands for “Ultimate Kylin User Interface” which handles all the GUI-based user interactions and also extends the functionality of the OS by providing a set of core apps.


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