North Korea Linux (Red Star OS) Review
Aug 24, 2010, 18:05 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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"