The OS has bid adieu to an earlier Windows-like interface for a 'revamped' Mac-style desktop!
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Tuesday, February 04, 2014:
The Korea Computer Center (KCC), hailed as a major software development center in Pyongyang, North Korea is perhaps the latest one to cement the concept that 'imitation can indeed be the best form of flattery'. It seems developers at KCC were highly inspired by Cupertino-based Apple when creating their latest operating system.
Version 3.0 of Red Star Linux (North Korea's home-grown operating system) closely follows on the heels of Mac OS X providing users with a radical 'refresh' of its desktop design, but is it? Meanwhile, the developers bid adieu to the Windows 7-like desktop that was used in version 2.0 of the software. The revamped version 3 was revealed when Will Scott, a computer scientist who recently spent a semester teaching at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) posted screenshots of the same after buying basic version 3 software.
KCC began developing Red Star about a decade ago. The OS features a web browser based on 'Mozilla' that has been re-named 'Naenara' translating to 'My country' in English. It also includes a copy of Wine.