Ubuntu Kylin 13.04
|Company / developer||Canonical Ltd. / Ubuntu Kylin Community|
|Source model||Open source|
|Initial release||25 April 2013|
|Latest stable release||13.10 / 17 October 2013|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux kernel)|
|Default user interface||Unity shell on top of GNOME 3.x|
|License||Mainly the GNU GPL and various other free software licenses|
It has been described as a "loose continuation of the Chinese Kylin OS". In 2013, Canonical reached an agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China to co-create and release a Ubuntu-based OS with features targeted at the Chinese market. Ubuntu Kylin is intended for desktop and laptop computers.
The first official release, Ubuntu Kylin 13.04, was released on 25 April 2013, on the same day as Ubuntu 13.04. Features include Chinese input methods, Chinese calendars, a weather indicator, and online music search from the Dash.
Future versions will include integration with Baidu maps, the Taobao shopping service, as well as versions of office programs and image management tools. Canonical is also working with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on a version that will run on servers.
|Release no longer supported||Older version, still supported||Release still supported||Future release|
|Version||Code name||Release date||Supported until||Remarks|
|13.04||Raring Ringtail||25 April 2013||December 2013||Previous version|
|13.10||Saucy Salamander||17 October 2013||July 2014||Current version|
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- "Et tu, Ubuntu?", The Epoch Times, 29 April 2013
- "Chinese government builds national OS around Ubuntu.", ZDNet, 22 March 2013
- China to create home-grown operating system, BBC News, 22 March 2013
- The Final Release of Ubuntu Kylin 13.04 Is Now Available for Download, news.softpedia.com, retrieved 26 April 2013
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