What is Ubuntu Kylin ?

The objective of the Ubuntu Kylin project is to create a variant of Ubuntu that is more suitable for previous Windows users all over the world. We are committed to provide you with a simpler and more enjoyable experience out-of-the-box. For instance, by providing UKUI Desktop Environment which provide a ‘familiar Windows-style layout’ to windows. Ubuntu Kylin has been a formal member of the Ubuntu family, since Ubuntu Kylin 13.04. Now, we are working on 21.04.

What's new in Ubuntu Kylin 21.04

Desktop Environment

In this version, we focus mainly on bug fixes.

Feature Apps

Ubuntu Kylin Software Center

Ubuntu Kylin Software Store includes Ubuntu Kylin Software Center, Ubuntu Kylin Developer Platform and Ubuntu Kylin Repository. Its interface is simple but with powerful function and it supports both Ubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin Repositories. It is especially convenient for quick installation of Chinese characteristic software developed by Ubuntu Kylin team.

Kylin Assistant(youker assistant)

Kylin Assistant, a system management and configuration tool developed for Linux users, could show system information, cleanup system garbage and beautify system. It makes your desktop more smooth, more user-friendly and enriched with personality.

Kylin Video


  • Kylin Video utilizes MPV and MPlayer as background play engine. Its GUI front end is written by Gt5. Plus, it supports both x86 and ARM platform. As a powerful video player, Kylin Video supports most of the audio and video formats. Functions of shortcut keys/ preview/ screenshot/ sound settings/ subtitles and so on are provided. Users can even customize settings as they like.


Burner is customized according to Brasero, supporting X86 and Arm platforms, modifying the interface according to user's habits, simplifying and optimizing the burn and burn process. For the common optical drive, it is suitable for fast recording and recording, supporting CD, DVD-R and DVD+R format CDs. At the same time, it provides user friendly graphical interface, which is convenient for daily file recording and improves work efficiency.



The Release ISO can be downloaded from here.

Known Issues

Below is the list of prominent bugs that are existing in 21.04:

LP: #1925257, #1925443, #1925447, #1925450

For issues related to Ubuntu itself, please refer to the Ubuntu project at Launchpad.


Thanks to Anthony, Aron, Cyphermox, Simon and others who involving in the development of Ubuntu Kylin, the success of Ubuntu Kylin 18.04 would the result of our joint efforts. If you want to be a contributor of Ubuntu Kylin,see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuKylin/NewContributorGuide and https://developer.ubuntukylin.com.

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