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    Red Star OS

    I wasn't quite sure where to post this. Is it a serious OS, to be posted under Non-Microsoft OSes? Or would it belong under Security & Scams?

    The Guardian - 27 Dec 15

    Whichever, it's a bit chilling.

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    It is an all-too-serious Operating System! However, it will not satisfy the licensing requirements of Linux/Fedora where the source code of modifications must be freely available.

    You may want to take up this point with the authors of Red Star OS?!
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    Quoted from the Guardian article you posted:

    ...North Korea, whose rudimentary intranet system does not connect to the world wide web, but allows access to state media and some officially approved sites, has been developing its own operating system for more than a decade...
    Don't confuse "intranet" The North Korean with "internet". "Intranet" is a form of "local area network" that has added restrictions on access to the internet. Intranet is commonly used by corporations/gov. departments/educational institutions etc. to restrict their users' access to the Internet, i.e.: the "World Wide Web".

    As far as I know "intranet" has fallen out-of-favour in recent years in most countries/contexts because of obvious "freedom of information" problems.

    If North Korea decides to continue with their foolish "intranet" approach, then they must necessarily suffer the quincequonces.
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    Intranet is also the internal, private network used by companies, accessible only by those with user accounts for the company. The purpose is to keep the general public out of the private network of the company.

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