Ubuntu Kylin13.10

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The Chinese edition of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux

editor's review




Welcome to the Saucy Salamander edition of Ubuntu Kylin, an open source distribution of Linux based on the desktop edition of Ubuntu Linux and specifically designed for members of the Chinese Linux community who want a modern, Unity-powered operating system to replace deprecated and unsafe Windows XP OSes.

Supports 64-bit and 32-bit hardware platforms

Ubuntu Kylin 13.10 was officially announced by Canonical on October 17, 2013 along with other Ubuntu flavors. It will be supported with software updates and security patches until July 2014, on both 64-bit and 32-bit platforms.

It can be downloaded as Live DVD ISO images, which lets the user to start operating system in live mode (without any modifications to his or her computer), boot an existing operating system from the first drive, perform a RAM test, as well as to check the disc for defects (only if using a DVD media).

It is also possible to install the entire operating system directly from the bootable medium, using the graphical installer that is also available on other Ubuntu-based OSes. However, we never recommend to install an operating system without first testing it.

Beautiful and modern Unity desktop environment with even more Chinese specific apps

Ubuntu Kylin's graphical desktop environment is still powered by the beautiful and modern Unity interface, which comprises of a top panel for interacting with opened apps and the systray functions, as well as a dock (application launcher) on the left side of the screen.

The Saucy Salamander edition of Ubuntu Kylin includes even more Chinese specific applications than the previous release did, such as Youker Assistant, an online Chinese video search scope for Unity, an instant communication tool for LAN, WPS office, and Kingsoft Kuaipan.

Bottom line

Summing up, Ubuntu Kylin 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) is a great operating system for Chinese-speaking users, providing them with a modern, safer and productive computing environment that can easily replace that old and dusty Windows XP system.

Ubuntu Kylin was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 21st, 2014
Ubuntu Kylin - The default desktop environment of the Ubuntu Kylin 13.10 Linux operating system.

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