North Korea Linux 3.0 released

In today's open source roundup: North Korea Linux 3.0 has been released. Plus: iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite users can search with DuckDuckGo, and Tim Cook smacks Android around


North Korea has had its own version of Linux for quite a while. Red Star OS seems to be the name for it though I'm not sure if that's what the North Koreans actually call it. Version 3.0 of North Korea's version of Linux is apparently now available, and David Hyrule has a tour of it on his blog.

According to David Hyrule:

So, Version 3.0 of North Korea’s own Redstar Linux distribution got uploaded to thepiratebay (and posted on Reddit) today so I decided to a take a look at the Linux experience inside the Glorious Leader’s paradise.

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North Korea Red Star Linux 3.0
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I did a full review of an earlier version of North Korea Linux on Desktop Linux Reviews a while back. There are some interesting and scary videos in the review of what life is like inside of North Korea. I'll certainly take a pass on running North Korea Linux as my primary distro, but I'm sure it will appeal to somebody out there.

You might want to also check out the Reddit thread about version 3.0 of North Korea Linux to see some of the reactions from Linux users about this oddball distro. While I doubt there will be many converts to it, it certainly generated a lot of buzz.

Apple adds DuckDuckGo to iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

There was quite a bit of news at Apple's WWDC keynote yesterday. A small but important item has almost been completely overlooked in all the media coverage. Apple has finally added DuckDuckGo to the list of search engines available in Safari in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

According to Apple:

Safari now gives you more control over your privacy on the web. You can open one Safari window in Private Browsing mode — which doesn’t save your browsing history — while keeping others in regular browsing mode. So while you do your online banking privately in one window, your browsing history is still being saved while you surf in another. You can also now search the web using DuckDuckGo, a search engine that doesn’t track you.

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Apple Adds DuckDuckGo to iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite
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