North Korea's State Computers Run a Knockoff of Mac OS X [Images]

North Korea's State Computers Run a Knockoff of Mac OS X [Images]

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North Korea's state computers are running a knockoff of Mac OS X dubbed 'Red Star', reports ComputerWorld.

Red Star previously had a design that was similar to Windows 7; however, the new 3.0 version looks very much like OS X.

Developed by the Korea Computer Center (KCC) in Pyongyang, the latest version was released in mid-2013. Images of the software surfaced after Will Scott, a computer scientist who spent a semester teaching at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), was able to purchase the software at a KCC dealer and upload screenshots.

While most North Koreans are restricted from accessing the Internet, many can get access to a nationwide intranet through universities and public libraries. The intranet offers websites for domestic institutions and is heavily skewed towards offering information, educational materials such as PDF versions of books and scientific papers, and government propaganda.

Red Star Linux also features a web browser based on Mozilla that has been re-branded "Naenara," or "My country." Notably, it also includes a copy of Wine, a linux software application that lets users run certain Windows programs.

Take a look at the screenshots below!

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North Korea's State Computers Run a Knockoff of Mac OS X [Images]

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marckoliver - February 5, 2014 at 11:07am
I wanna a copy of this OS! :D
K - February 5, 2014 at 12:02pm
Screw it, what comes close to osx with controls used with it, features, textures, performance, less malware, etc.?
newgrange - February 5, 2014 at 10:12am
Looks more like Commodore OS than Apple, nice though.
Kr00 - February 5, 2014 at 7:13am
Looks like stealing from Apple is a Korean thing.
K - February 5, 2014 at 10:17am
Koreans do what they can to keep themselves alive and they can all they want, they're only helping apple win so easily, and for the lumpia and pc on the other hand, yeah I bet the new CEO has plans for that.
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