Ubuntu Kylin

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Ubuntu Kylin
Ubuntu Kylin.png
DeveloperNational University of Defense Technology, Canonical Ltd., Ubuntu Kylin Community
OS familyLinux (based on Ubuntu)
Source modelOpen source
Initial release25 April 2013; 8 years ago (2013-04-25)
Latest release20.10 / 22 October 2020; 6 months ago (2020-10-22)
Available inMore than 55 languages,
presets to Simplified Chinese
Package managerdpkg
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux kernel)
UserlandGNU
Default user interfaceUKUI 3.0, based on Qt[1]
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official websitewww.ubuntukylin.com?lang=en

Ubuntu Kylin (Chinese: 优麒麟; pinyin: Yōu Qílín) is the official Chinese version of the Ubuntu computer operating system. It is intended for desktop and laptop computers,[2] and has been described as a "loose continuation of the Chinese Kylin OS".[3] In 2013, Canonical Ltd. reached an agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China to co-create and release an Ubuntu-based operating system with features targeted at the Chinese market.[4]

The first official release, Ubuntu Kylin 13.04, was released on 25 April 2013, on the same day as Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail).[5] Features include Chinese input methods, Chinese calendars, a weather indicator, and online music search from the Dash.[5]

History[edit]

The current version is 20.04

Version 20.04 introduced version 3.0 of its own, newly developed UKUI (Ubuntu Kylin User Interface).[6] Formerly, UKUI was a customization of the MATE desktop.

Version 14.10 introduced the Ubuntu Kylin Software Center (UKSC), and a utility which helps common end-users for daily computing tasks called Youker Assistant.

The team cooperates with Sogou to develop Sogou Input Method for Linux. Since it is closed source, it is not included in the official Ubuntu Kylin image, but users can download it from UKSC or Sogou's website.

WPS Office, also closed-source, is the default office suite.

Release History[edit]

Version Code name Release date Supported until Kernel version
13.04 Raring Ringtail 2013-04-25 Old version, no longer maintained: 2014-01-27 3.8[7]
13.10 Saucy Salamander 2013-10-17[8] Old version, no longer maintained: 2014-07-17 3.11
14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr 2014-04-17[9][10] Old version, no longer maintained: 2019-04 3.13[11]
14.10 Utopic Unicorn 2014-10-23[12] Old version, no longer maintained: 2015-06 3.16[13][14]
15.04 Vivid Vervet[15][16][17] 2015-04-23 Old version, no longer maintained: 2016-01 3.19[18]
15.10 Wily Werewolf[19][20][21] 2015-10-22[22] Old version, no longer maintained: 2016-07 4.2
16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus[23][24] 2016-04-21[25] Older version, yet still maintained: 2021-04 4.4
16.10 Yakkety Yak 2016-10-14[26][27][28] Old version, no longer maintained: 2017-07 4.8[29]
17.04 Zesty Zapus 2017-04-13[30][31][32] Old version, no longer maintained: 2018-01 4.10[33]
17.10 Artful Aardvark 2017-10-20[34][35] Old version, no longer maintained: 2018-07 4.13[36]
18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver 2018-04-26[37][38][39][40][41] Older version, yet still maintained: 2023-04 4.15
18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish 2018-10-18 Old version, no longer maintained: 2019-07 4.18
19.04 Disco Dingo 2019-04-19 Old version, no longer maintained: 2020-01 5.0
19.10 Eoan Ermine 2019-10-18 Old version, no longer maintained: 2020-07 5.3
20.04 LTS Focal Fossa 2020-04-23 Older version, yet still maintained: 2025-04 5.4
20.10 Groovy Gorilla 2020-10-22 Current stable version: 2021-07 5.8
Legend:
Old version
Older version, still maintained
Latest version
Latest preview version
Future release

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://ubuntukylin.com/news/shownews.php?id=1563&lang=en
  2. ^ China to create home-grown operating system, BBC News, 22 March 2013
  3. ^ Chinese Linux Distro Seeks Place in Ubuntu Family, www.omgubuntu.co.uk, 27 February 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013
  4. ^ "Chinese government builds national OS around Ubuntu.", ZDNet, 22 March 2013
  5. ^ a b The Final Release of Ubuntu Kylin 13.04 Is Now Available for Download, news.softpedia.com, retrieved 26 April 2013
  6. ^ http://www.ubuntukylin.com/news/shownews.php?id=1569&lang=en
  7. ^ "Ubuntu Kernel Team - Raring Release Status". Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Saucy Release Schedule". wiki.ubuntu.com. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Trusty Release Schedule". wiki.ubuntu.com. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  10. ^ https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20140901#feature
  11. ^ Larabel, Michael (28 March 2014). "Linux 3.14 Isn't Going To Make It Into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS". Phoronix. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Utopic Release Schedule". wiki.ubuntu.com. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.16", July 22nd, 2014, Silviu Stahie
  14. ^ Ubuntu 14.10 Beta Downloads Now Available, OMG! Ubuntu!
  15. ^ Mark Shuttleworth (20 October 2014). "V is for Vivid". Mark Shuttleworth | here be dragons. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  16. ^ Distribution Release: Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 (DistroWatch.com News)
  17. ^ Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Continues the Process of Conquering China | Linux.com | The source of Linux information
  18. ^ "VividVervet/ReleaseNotes - Ubuntu Wiki". wiki.ubuntu.com. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
  19. ^ Mark Shuttleworth (4 May 2015). "W is for Wily". Mark Shuttleworth | here be dragons. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  20. ^ Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Launches for the Chinese Linux Community, Softpedia News
  21. ^ Ubuntu 15.10 Flavors Now Available for Download - OMG! Ubuntu!
  22. ^ "WilyWerewolf/ReleaseSchedule – Ubuntu Wiki". ubuntu.com.
  23. ^ Mark Shuttleworth (21 October 2015). "X marks the spot". Mark Shuttleworth | here be dragons. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  24. ^ Ubuntu 16.04 Flavors Make Second Beta Available to Download - OMG! Ubuntu!
  25. ^ "XenialXerus/ReleaseSchedule – Ubuntu Wiki". ubuntu.com.
  26. ^ "Ubuntu Kylin 17.04 and YHKylin OS community version are released". ubuntukylin.com.
  27. ^ Meet The New Linux Desktop Environment Inspired by Windows 7 - OMG! Ubuntu!
  28. ^ Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 Arrives for Chinese-Speaking Users, Here's What's New, Softpedia News.
  29. ^ "UbuntuKylinChinese". ubuntukylin.com.
  30. ^ "Ubuntu Kylin 17.04 and YHKylin OS community version are released". ubuntukylin.com.
  31. ^ Ubuntu Kylin, a Linux Distribution with a Microsoft Windows Experience | Linux Journal
  32. ^ Ubuntu Kylin 17.04 Drops Unity Desktop in Favor of MATE-Based UKUI Interface, Softpedia News
  33. ^ "UbuntuKylinChinese". ubuntukylin.com.
  34. ^ "Official release of Ubuntu Kylin with 17.10, new style, new experience". ubuntukylin.com.
  35. ^ Ubuntu Kylin 17.10 Releases for Chinese Linux Users with Own Video Player, More, Softpedia News
  36. ^ "Ubuntu Kylin 17.10".
  37. ^ BionicBeaver/Beta2/UbuntuKylin - Ubuntu Wiki
  38. ^ UbuntuKylin Official - Version Information
  39. ^ Ubuntu 18.04 Flavours Release, Available to Download - OMG! Ubuntu!
  40. ^ Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Beta 1 Released - gHacks Tech News
  41. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ubuntu Kylin at Wikimedia Commons