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North Korea's operating system looks a lot like Mac OS X

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Feb 2014 18:50 User comments (10)

North Korea's operating system looks a lot like Mac OS X Red Star Linux 3.0, built by the Korea Computer Center (KCC) software center in Pyongyang, has come with a complete desktop design overhaul, one that has many seeing a possible copy of Mac OS X.
Version 2.0 had looked much more like Windows 7, and was released in 2011.

Since most of what occurs in North Korea stays in North Korea, this week is the first time we have seen details of the operating system, which was released in 2013. Will Scott, a computer scientist who taught at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) released the screenshots and other details. The school is foreign-funded, the first in the country.

Red Star Linux includes a version of Wine, allowing for a virtual environment to use Windows software. The operating system uses a browser based on Mozilla called "Naenara," or "My country."


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10 user comments

15.2.2014 18:56

Possible copy? The Program bar at the bottom is a direct rip off as well as many of the other look. Even some of the icons look like MacOS. Wonder if the almighty Apple will go after it.


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25.2.2014 20:16

what and we are all SUPRISED that Korea is copying something..lol hell china & japan is WELL KNOWN for this. so when Korea does this,, its actually EXPECTED of them. remember they cant come up with there own unique design, god no... lets just copy someone else. hell bill gates used macs source code for windows. Linux is the only TRUE unique OS. and FREE!!! Yes Koreas is made from linux, but still LOOKS LIKE MAC!! lol be unique!!!!! if that was me i KNOW i would create something that sure as the hell dont look like the crappy mac or windows lol

35.2.2014 20:39

Red Star is available on The Pirate Bay, BTW.

45.2.2014 20:40

I'm surprised North Korea chose something as open and free as Linux for an official OS...You'd think they would've chosen WINDOWS.

55.2.2014 21:21

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Possible copy? The Program bar at the bottom is a direct rip off as well as many of the other look. Even some of the icons look like MacOS. Wonder if the almighty Apple will go after it.
As if NK will care? lol

65.2.2014 22:24

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Possible copy? The Program bar at the bottom is a direct rip off as well as many of the other look. Even some of the icons look like MacOS. Wonder if the almighty Apple will go after it.
Have you seen Macbuntu? It looks pretty much the same.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/macbuntu/

or how about the Mac theme for Windows. lol

http://osxdaily.com/2010/08/22/mac-theme-for-windows-7/
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Feb 2014 @ 22:27

76.2.2014 12:09

Originally posted by ivymike:
I'm surprised North Korea chose something as open and free as Linux for an official OS...You'd think they would've chosen WINDOWS.
Windows is made by the devil US...Linux may have originated in the US but is now international. Plus, Linux is based on BSD, which was created by someone who's views sound very communist if translated poorly.


86.2.2014 17:06

Apple sue North Korea, North Korea nuke Apple



97.2.2014 16:59

Originally posted by Ripper:
Apple sue North Korea, North Korea nuke Apple
Apple is probably more powerful than North Korea ...

107.2.2014 21:28

I have hacked this "Chappy" account to bring you all the wonderous news!
This entire Operating System was designed & built by our Illustrious Leader Kim-SukDong-Il, with no borrowed code from any Imperialistic evil USofA devils. In fact, all of the current operating systems were built with stolen code that came from the beneficent mind of the most revered father, Kim-Dung-Il.
The malevolent dogs, Bill Gates & Steve Jobs used their fiendish powers to supplant CIA spies into the great Father's mind to remove this code from his memory.

Death to all of you who speak Il of our cherubic leader! We shall bomb the satanic USofA into oblivion with our most divine & powerful Nuclear weapons and continue the unification of our great country.

Thank you, and have a nice day

Duk-dong-kuon
Grand Minister of Bureau of Nuclear Destruction of Evil USofA

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