Your submission was sent successfully! Close

You have successfully unsubscribed! Close

Thank you for signing up for our newsletter!
In these regular emails you will find the latest updates about Ubuntu and upcoming events where you can meet our team.Close

Huge downloads for Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS, first OEM partner announced

This article was last updated 9 years ago.

Over the last few months we’ve seen significant traction with Ubuntu Kylin among users and PC hardware manufacturers. Downloads from the Ubuntu Kylin community sites in China are continuing to gain momentum, with over three  million people downloading Ubuntu Kylin in the first 12 months. The initial adoption of Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS, launched in April, has been phenomenal, with over one million additional new downloads.

The teams have been working hard developing fully tested and certified pre-installed images of Ubuntu Kylin for our PC hardware partners and are looking forward to working with them to bring a range of devices to the China market in the near future.

On that note, I’m pleased to announce that our first Ubuntu Kylin OEM partner is HP and we’re working closely together on some great products. HP brings a wealth of experience and support for open source on the desktop, having already shipped millions of HP systems preloaded with Ubuntu worldwide. We are excited by this partnership and look forward to seeing devices available for HP customers in the near future.

Typical of the growing user base in China is the Zhengzhou Commercial & Trade Technician College. Professor Zhang, HongZhi from the college has directed the deployment of over 120 Ubuntu Kylin computers in training classrooms across the campus. Professor Zhang attributes the college’s use of Ubuntu Kylin to the significantly improved usability and localisation elements, a result of the regional design and development efforts carried out specifically for Chinese users.

Ubuntu Kylin a Chinese-specific operating system locally developed by the China Software and Integrated Chip Promotions Centre (CSIP), National University of Defense Technology (NUDT ) and Canonical. Ubuntu Kylin provides a flexible, open, and fully native Chinese option for users. The latest release, Ubuntu Kylin 14.04  Long Term Support (LTS), is supported and maintained for five years, making it the most stable, reliable and cost effective desktop OS for consumers as well as large scale enterprise and government deployments, specifically for those switching from Windows XP.

Ubuntu desktop

Learn how the Ubuntu desktop operating system powers millions of PCs and laptops around the world.

Newsletter signup

Get the latest Ubuntu news and updates in your inbox.

By submitting this form, I confirm that I have read and agree to Canonical's Privacy Policy.

Related posts

Interview: NUDT talks Ubuntu Kylin and its 14.10 release

We talked with Dr. Jonas Zhang, vice professor of the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) to find out more about Ubuntu Kylin and its 14.10...

UbuntuKylin steals the show at OCOW Summit

UbuntuKylin was awarded the Number 1 China Open Source Project for 2013 at the eighth Open Source China – Open Source World Summit in Beijing at Beihang University.