|Ubuntu Kylin logo|
Ubuntu Kylin 14.10
|Developer||National University of Defense Technology, Canonical Ltd., Ubuntu Kylin Community|
|Source model||Open source|
|Initial release||25 April 2013|
|Latest release||14.10 / 23 October 2014|
|Available in||Simplified Chinese|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux kernel)|
|Default user interface||Unity shell on top of GNOME 3.x|
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.
In the latest release 14.10, it features its own Ubuntu Kylin Software Center (UKSC) and a utility which helps common end-users for daily computing tasks called Youker Assistant.
The team also 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.
The current version is 15.04.
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