Kylin

Quoting Wikipedia, “Kylin is an operating system developed by academics at the National University of Defense Technology in the People’s Republic of China since 2001. It is named after the mythical beast qilin. The first versions were based on FreeBSD and were intended for use by the Chinese military and other government organizations. With version 3.0 Kylin became Linux-based, and there is a version called NeoKylin which was announced in 2010. In 2013, it was announced that a new Linux-based operating system with the same name would be released using Ubuntu. The first version, Ubuntu Kylin 13.04, was released on 25 April 2013.

QZ.com has a new review of this OS, including some screenshots:

http://qz.com/505383/a-first-look-at-the-chinese-operating-system-the-government-wants-to-replace-windows/

I still don’t know what firmware it uses. I’ve not found the source code yet. 😦

More Information:

http://www.kylinos.com.cn/
http://www.kylin-os.com/products/os/
http://www.cassc.org.cn/english/product_of_kylin.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kylin_%28operating_system%29

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