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 has been a formal member of the Ubuntu family, since UbuntuKylin 13.04. Now, we are working on 13.10.

New Features in UbuntuKylin 13.10 Alpha 2 Release

In this Alpha Release, the Linux Kernel was updated to 3.10 and Unity was updated to 7.0. Also, many other applications were also updated.

Notice: Alpha release is not a stable system, it's only for UbuntuKylin developers and users who want to help us testing.

Features Coming Soon

  • 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.

  • unity-china-video-scope, shows Chinese video results searched from youku service (a popular video search engine in China) on Dash.

  • unity-china-photo-scope, shows Chinese photo results searched from Sogou service (a popular photo search engine in China) on Dash.

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.

13.10 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 13.10 should run on all models.



  • The Release ISO can be downloaded from here.

To upgrade from UbuntuKylin 13.04 on a desktop system:

  • Open Software Sources.
  • Press Alt+F2 and type in "update-manager -d" (without the quotes) into the command box.
  • Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release '13.10' is available.
  • Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

Known Issues


Thanks to everyone involving in the development of UbuntuKylin, the success of UbuntuKylin 13.10 would the result of our joint efforts. If you want to be a contributor of UbuntuKylin,see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuKylin/NewContributorGuide

UbuntuKylin/1310-alpha-2-ReleaseNote (last edited 2013-07-25 12:26:12 by 119)