What is UbuntuKylin ?

The objective of the UbuntuKylin 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. UbuntuKylin is a formal member of the Ubuntu family, commencing with UbuntuKylin 13.04.

New Features in UbuntuKylin 13.04 Release

As with all alphas and betas they are not suitable for a production environment. This formal release version of UbuntuKylin contains:

  • Updated kernel (3.8 series).
  • UbuntuKylin style theme (Artwork).


UbuntuKylin Applications

  • Unity Music Scope for China

A very convenient music search in the dash to help you find the latest, hottest Chinese songs.


  • China Weather Indicator

More accurate weather information for China cities, with PM2.5 data (air pollution index) that's crucial to every Chinese citizen and detailed weather forecast.


  • Chinese Calendar

Easy to use, authoritative Chinese calendar, contains the traditional lunar calendar and the Gregorian calendar, facilitates inquiries of public holidays, familiar to Chinese citizens.


  • Fcitx Input Method

Fcitx is used as the default input method, support cloud Pinyin input and more intelligent word association.


Specifically tested and built for UbuntuKylin 13.04 by WPS team. Although not officially part of UbuntuKylin, everyone can download the latest WPS for UbuntuKylin 13.04 here


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.

13.04 32 bit 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, UbuntuKylin 13.04 should run on all models.



The Release ISO can be downloaded from here.

Known Issues


Thanks to everyone involving in the development of UbuntuKylin,the success of UbuntuKylin 13.04 is the result of our joint efforts. If you want to be a contributor of UbuntuKylin,see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuKylin/NewContributorGuide

UbuntuKylin/1304-ReleaseNotes (last edited 2013-05-08 17:57:58 by anthonywong)