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Unity Operating System
Unified Operating System
UOS desktop screenshot
DeveloperUnionTech (Tongxin)
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Initial release14 January 2020; 4 years ago (2020-01-14)
Marketing targetDesktop, Server
Platformsx86-64, Sunway, MIPS64, ARM64[1]
Kernel typeMonolithic
Official websitewww.chinauos.com

Unity Operating System (also known as Unified Operating System[2] or UOS, Chinese: 统一操作系统) is a Chinese Linux distribution developed by UnionTech (Chinese: 统信软件, Tǒngxìn) based on Deepin,[3] which is based on Debian. It is used in China as part of a government initiative beginning in 2019 to replace foreign-made software such as Microsoft Windows with domestic products.[4][5]


Three versions are currently under development, a desktop for regular users (Deepin), another for enterprises (UOS) and a server version (UOS).[6] A first beta version was released in December 2019 and can be downloaded from the official website.[7][8] A first stable version was released on 14 January 2020.[3][9]


The operating system is primarily aimed at the Chinese market and is intended to replace Microsoft Windows in the country by 2022,[10][11][12] also known as "3-5-2 policy".[13] So far, the focus has therefore been primarily on in house hardware such as that from the semiconductor company Zhaoxin. The whole KX-6000 series is already supported by the desktop version as well as the KH-30000 series for server version.[2]

It was reported on July 23, 2022 that the operating system could support HarmonyOS app file format, hap .app.[14]

Broad support is planned, so platforms such as Loongson, Sunway or ARM are also to be supported.[15][1]

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  1. ^ a b "资源中心 | 统信UOS生态社区". UOS (in Simplified Chinese). UnionTech. 2021-07-30. Retrieved 2021-11-28.
  2. ^ a b Köpf, Alexander (2019-12-27). "Chinas Windows-Ersatz: CPUs laufen auf chinesischem Betriebssystem". GameStar (in German). Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  3. ^ a b cnTech (2020-01-15). "Explained: What's the difference between UOS and Deepin OS?". cnTechPost. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  4. ^ Liu, Zhiye (2019-12-24). "Chinese CPUs Now Work On Domestically-Produced Operating System". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  5. ^ Ye, Josh (2020-03-18). "Meet the Chinese operating system that's trying to shift the country off Windows". The South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  6. ^ "China-made UOS completes adaptation for domestic cloud desktop provider". cntechpost.com. 2019-12-19. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  7. ^ "China-made operating system UOS releases first version". cntechpost.com. 2019-12-13. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  8. ^ "China software designers ready UOS for end-of-2019 release". DigiTimes. 2019-11-22. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  9. ^ "UOS 20 正式版面向合作伙伴发布". www.chinauos.com (in Chinese). 2020-01-14. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  10. ^ Liu, Nian; Yang, Yuan (2019-12-08). "Beijing orders state offices to replace foreign PCs and software". www.ft.com. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  11. ^ Petzold, Sara (2019-12-13). "Intel, AMD & Co: China will westliche Hard- und Software aussortieren". GameStar (in German). Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  12. ^ Kohlick, Robert (2019-12-17). "Konkurrenz für Intel und AMD? China-Prozessoren versprechen großen Leistungssprung". GIGA.de (in German). Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  13. ^ Khan, Faisal (2019-12-24). "Chinese "3–5–2" Policy is a major move towards Tech independence". Medium. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  14. ^ Yash, Mishra. "UOS could support HarmonyOS hap app format". HC Newsroom. HC Newsroom. Retrieved 19 September 2023.
  15. ^ Kohlick, Robert (2020-01-02). "Windows-Alternative aus China: Neues Betriebssystem soll Microsofts OS ersetzen". GIGA.de (in German). Retrieved 2020-01-04.

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