A global partnership
To create Ubuntu Kylin, Canonical partnered with China Software and Integrated Circuit Promotions Centre (CSIP) and the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) to produce a fully localised and customised version of Ubuntu.
The team is working together with the open-source community to adapt the core features of Ubuntu to better suit Chinese users. Along with localised versions of the Ubuntu Software Centre, Ubuntu One and much of the Unity interface, Ubuntu Kylin also features some of the most commonly used Chinese applications.
Youker is a simple yet powerful tool built to help Windows users migrate to Ubuntu as quickly and as smoothly as possible. This integrated tool aids with routine system maintenance tasks such as detecting hardware and handling interface customisation. You don’t need to worry about learning the Ubuntu way with Youker as your assistant.
Chinese users get special, localised smart scopes in the Ubuntu Kylin Dash, which make searching for online content easy and relevant. A search for images will include online results from Sogou, videos will bring up popular Youku clips, and music results come via Baidu — all alongside results from your local collections. It’s the smarter way to find content.
Chinese lunar calendar
As well as the western Gregorian layout, Ubuntu Kylin’s in-built calendar includes the traditional Chinese lunar layout, so Chinese users can keep up with their day-to-day plans while also respecting national holidays.
Kingsoft WPS Office
The most popular office suite in China is available on Ubuntu Kylin. We’ve worked closely with Kingsoft, so you can make full use of its WPS Office package for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
Lotus instant messaging
Lotus instant messenger was written from the ground up by NUDT. Not only can you keep up with friends and family, but colleagues as well, as it was designed for the enterprise environment.
Other key features
- Efficient and intelligent Chinese keyboard input.
- Ubuntu Kylin themed icons and wallpapers.
- Coming soon — Kingsoft Kuaipan cloud storage service, complete with 100GB of free storage for every user.
Find out more
If you’re keen to learn more about Ubuntu Kylin, join the community or get more information, visit the official site.