07/07/2023 07:48 PM | Click to read full article
China has launched its first homegrown open-source operating system for computers, as Beijing seeks to reduce its foreign dependence at a time of increased rivalry with the US. OpenKylin is based on the popular open-source Linux. Authorities particular sought alternatives for use on high-security computers, such as those used by the army. Chinese space programmes have already used previous versions of OpenKylin, including the Chang’e lunar and Tianwen Mars missions.