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North Korea manufacturing computers – and they’re running Linux

Tux in revolutionary mode
Tux in revolutionary mode
PC World reports that North Korea has started manufacturing computers, according to a report on North Korean state TV.

The range of machines available consists of two for educational use and one for office use.

The educational computers both run the same custom software and come in two versions: one is a netbook-sized laptop, whilst the other is a bland-looking box with a keyboard and mouse that’s designed to be connected to a television.

The machines are reported to use Red Star Linux – North Korea’s home-grown version of our favourite operating system.

Read the original PC World article.

One Response to North Korea manufacturing computers – and they’re running Linux

  1. Steve Woods June 2, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    Dave Jones at codemonkey.org.uk posted an analysis of the Red Star Linux kernel yesterday and it makes a most interesting read.

    In other news, RT published a piece on Red Star Linux back in March 2010 (tip of the hat: Alex Butcher).