What is Ubuntu Kylin?

The objective of the Ubuntu Kylin project is to create a variant of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users. We are committed to provide you with a delicate, thoughtful and fully customized Chinese user experience out-of-the-box. For instance, by providing a desktop user interface localized in Chinese and installing common software that Chinese users commonly use by default. Ubuntu Kylin has been a formal member of the Ubuntu family, since UbuntuKylin 13.04. Now, we are working on 14.04.

New Features in Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 Beta 1 Release

We are glad to announce the Release of Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 Beta 1. In this beta release, the Linux Kernel is updated to 3.13. This Beta 1 fixed more than 15 bugs and change to more friendly ways to customize the system. We further upgrade our features such as youker-assistant, Chinese-calendar, Indicator-china-weather, etc.

Note That: This is an beta pre-release, which is not suitable for normal users, but for Ubuntu Kylin developers and users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs.

Ubuntu Kylin Applications

  • youker-assistant, provides an simple but powerful way for users to use and manage their systems. It should be welcome by most common or nonprofessional Linux users. The version 1.0.0 has released in beta 1 and provides following changes: new weather query method supporting cities outside China, user account system, improvements of system optimization and customization, removing software recommend module, fixing some other bugs.

  • unity-china-music-scope, shows Chinese music results searched from baidu service (a popular music search engine in China) on Dash. We fixed the #Bug 1192955 and changed the icon for audition button in Beta 1.

  • unity-china-photo-scope, shows Chinese photo results searched from Sogou service (a popular photo search engine in China) on Dash. We fixed the #Bug 1271852 and changed the preivew button picture in Beta 1.

  • fcitx panel for Ubuntu Kylin, fcitx input method panel provide 4 different theme for Ubuntu Kylin users. The version 0.1.4 released in Beta 1 and fixed several bugs of candidate words. A configure tool for qimpanel has been integrated and is ready for released by default, you can try this function by install fcitx-qimpanel-confgiuretool manually.

  • WPS for Ubuntu Kylin, a popular office suite for Ubuntu Kylin users.

  • kuaipan for Ubuntu Kylin, a new application kingsoft cloud storage client for Ubuntu Kylin users. Now, V 1.0 is formally released by Kingsoft Cloud Corp. and Ubuntu Kylin Team.

Known Problems

  • display icon in "about this computer" is not that ubuntu kylin. (1279708)

  • fcitx-qimpanel-configtool is not released in system by default. (1284976)

  • Translations of unity-control-center are not fixed. (1284974)

  • The six-day weather report in indicator China weather has problem because the open weather query interface changed. (1194036)

  • Other known problems of Ubuntu may also exists in Ubuntu Kylin.

System Requirements

A Pentium II or Celeron system with 512 MB of RAM is probably a bottom-line configuration that may yield slow yet usable system with a standard UbuntuKylin desktop.

14.04 ISO require your CPU to have Physical Address Extensions, or PAE. "PAE is provided by Intel Pentium Pro and above CPUs, including all later Pentium-series processors (except most 400 MHz-bus versions of the Pentium M)." - If you have a NON-PAE CPU and would like to install Ubuntu 12.10, please see this link or you can use Ubuntu 12.04 instead. For Intel based Macs, Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 should run on all models.



The Release ISO can be downloaded from ISOs of Beta1


Thanks to everyone involving in the development of Ubuntu Kylin, the success of Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 would the result of our joint efforts. If you want to be a contributor of Ubuntu Kylin,see: NewContributorGuide

Ubuntu Kylin/1404-beta-1-ReleaseNote (last edited 2014-11-14 03:50:37 by anthonywong)