North Korea goes OSX-Ripoff

Nordkorea hat seine Red Star Linux-Distribution aktualisiert und dem OS in der dritten Version ein neues Outfit verpasst. Lehnte sich das Nordkorea-OS in Version zwei noch an Windows an, ist die aktuelle Version eindeutig von Apples OSX inspiriert, Kim Jong Un ist wohl generell eher ein Apple-Typ. Hier noch ein Bild von Version 2 im Look von Win7:

The latest version of the country’s home-grown operating system, Red Star Linux, has been restyled and ships with a desktop that closely resembles Apple’s Mac OSX. The previous version was based on the popular KDE desktop that mimicked that of Windows 7.

Red Star Linux was developed by the Korea Computer Center (KCC), a major center of software programming in Pyongyang, and is based on Linux, the open-source operating system originally developed by Linus Torvalds.

Now, thanks to Will Scott, an American computer scientist who was lecturing at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology at the end of 2013, we can see version 3. It was apparently released earlier in the year. Scott says he purchased the software from a KCC retailer in southern Pyongyang and hasn’t made any modifications to it.

North Korea’s Red Star OS goes Mac