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North Korea Linux (Red Star OS) Review

Aug 24, 2010, 18:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Lynch)

[ Thanks to Jim Lynch for this link. ]

"There was an announcement a while back that North Korea had come out with its own version of Linux (called Red Star OS). I dropped by the official North Korean site, and found their contact information. I sent a polite email asking for a download link for their distro, but I never heard back from anybody. This was rather rude on their part, or perhaps they just don't have people who can read English answering their email. Anyway, I wasn't able to get a download link…until today.

"Somebody on Reddit posted a link to a Russian forum. I popped over there, registered and was able to download a copy of North Korea's version of Linux, called Red Star OS. If you aren't familiar with North Korea, be sure to watch the Vice Guide to North Korea. It's entertaining and also quite creepy at times.

"I've embedded all three parts below; each part is about 20 minutes. It's well worth watching if you want to see what a visit to North Korea is like"

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