Unity Operating System

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Unity Operating System
Unified Operating System
Unity Operating System, logo.svg
UOS desktop screenshot
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Initial release14 January 2020; 13 months ago (2020-01-14)
Marketing targetDesktop, Server
Platformsx86-64, 64-bit
Kernel typeMonolithic
Official websitewww.chinauos.com

Unity Operating System (also known as Unified Operating System[1] or UOS, Chinese: 统一操作系统) is a Chinese Linux distribution developed by UnionTech (Chinese: 统信软件) based on Deepin[2] and commissioned by the People's Republic of China in 2019 to replace foreign operating systems like Microsoft Windows.[3]


Three versions are currently under development, a desktop for regular users (Deepin), another for enterprises (UOS) and a server version (UOS).[4] A first beta version was released in December 2019 and can be downloaded from the official website.[5][6] A first stable version was released on 14 January 2020.[2][7]


The operating system is primarily aimed at the Chinese market and is intended to replace Microsoft Windows in the country by 2022.[8][9] So far, the focus has therefore been primarily on in house hardware such as that from the semiconductor company Zhaoxin. There the whole KX-6000 series is already supported by the desktop version as well as the KH-30000 series for server version.[1]

Broad support is planned, so platforms such as Loongson, Sunway or ARM are also to be supported.[10]

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  1. ^ a b Köpf, Alexander (2019-12-27). "Chinas Windows-Ersatz: CPUs laufen auf chinesischem Betriebssystem". GameStar (in German). Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  2. ^ a b cnTech (2020-01-15). "Explained: What's the difference between UOS and Deepin OS?". cnTechPost. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  3. ^ Liu, Zhiye (2019-12-24). "Chinese CPUs Now Work On Domestically-Produced Operating System". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  4. ^ "China-made UOS completes adaptation for domestic cloud desktop provider". cntechpost.com. 2019-12-19. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  5. ^ "China-made operating system UOS releases first version". cntechpost.com. 2019-12-13. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  6. ^ "China software designers ready UOS for end-of-2019 release". DigiTimes. 2019-11-22. Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ Petzold, Sara (2019-12-13). "Intel, AMD & Co: China will westliche Hard- und Software aussortieren". GameStar (in German). Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  9. ^ Kohlick, Robert (2019-12-17). "Konkurrenz für Intel und AMD? China-Prozessoren versprechen großen Leistungssprung". GIGA.de (in German). Retrieved 2020-01-04.
  10. ^ 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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