Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.1 LTS

An edition of the Ubuntu Linux operating system designed for the Chinese community
Ubuntu Kylin is yet another Ubuntu-derived Linux operating system, this time designed to support the Chinese community who love the world's most popular free operating system.

It has been crafted to support the Simplified Chinese writing system and provides users with a delicate, thoughtful, fully customized and out-of-the-box computing experience powered by the stable and reliable Ubuntu base.

The system is distributed as two Live DVD ISO images, one for each of the supported architectures (64-bit/32-bit). It uses the Unity desktop environment and includes various Scopes and Lenses, as well as specific Chinese applications.

As expected from such project, the boot menu is entirely in the Chinese language, but you can easily choose another one by pressing the F2 key. Other options include the ability to boot the currently installed OS, install Ubuntu Kylin to disk, and test your computer’s system memory (RAM) for errors.

Trying Ubuntu Kylin without installing is the recommended choice for all users who just downloaded this distribution, because nothing will be installed on their computers during the live session.

As mentioned before, the desktop environment is powered by the Unity user interface, which provides users with a modern and eye-candy session.

Default applications include the LibreOffice office suite, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Rhythmbox music player, Empathy multi-protocol instant messenger, SMPlayer video player, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, Transmission BitTorrent client, and Shotwell photo organizer and viewer.

In addition to the above, this edition also includes the Kingsoft WPS office suite, the Kingsoft Kuaipan cloud storage app, Youker Assistant system assistant, Chinese input method, Chinese Lunar calendar, the Lotus instant messaging application, PPS Chinese TV streaming app, Wine QQ, a weather report indicator, as well as three scopes for the Unity Dash, Chiese Video Search, Chinese Picture Search and Chinese Music Search.

If you are a member of the Chinese community, and if you love Ubuntu Linux, than we strongly suggest to give Ubuntu Kylin a try.

Reviewed by on March 27th, 2014


last updated on:
July 29th, 2014, 17:40 GMT
price:
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developed by:
Canonical Ltd.
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Linux Distributions

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Ubuntu Kylin - The default desktop environment of the Ubuntu Kylin Linux operating system
What's New in version 14.04 LTS Beta 2
  • This Beta 2 fixes more than 100 bugs in total and ships more features. Some other features are in final QA process and will be integrated soon.
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Ubuntu Kylin is an open source Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, using the Unity desktop environment and specificall...

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