A new star on the Operating Systems' sky?
As reported on OSnews,
is a server OS focusing on high performance, availability and security that was funded by a Chinese government-sponsored R&D program.
Kylin has been organized in a hierarchy model, including the basic kernel layer which is similar to Mach, the system service layer which is similar to BSD and the desktop environment which is similar to Windows. It has been designed to comply with the UNIX standards and is compatible with Linux binaries.
I'm not completely sure this isn't a hoax, but if not, it sounds
like a Linux distribution at first glance, esp. when remembering
the "Red Flag Linux" thing that was said to be China's one and only
operating system (and the reason why the flag in NetBSD's new logo
is not red! <- serious; the initial submission was red and we
changed it based on that line of thinking!). In either way, I'd
be interested about the "BSD" part in there. How is Kylin
similar to "BSD", and what is "BSD" like in that meaning?
Pity my chinese's too bad to read the page... :)