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YlmF OS - Ni Hao!

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For those wondering, ni hao is hello in Mandarin. It's only befitting because YlmF is a Chinese derivative of Ubuntu. All right. So why should you care about yet another Ubuntu fork? Well, YlmF is not just any fork.

YlmF is a distribution specially developed to cater to Chinese market, a huge and underestimated pool of computer users, currently running mostly a pirated version of Windows. And how do you wean off all those users off their ignoble operating system? Well, very simple. You offer them a free version of what they're using. Almost.

YlmF is Linux, so it's not Windows. But it's designed to look and feel like Windows XP, including the classic looks. For less knowledgeable users, it as near as makes no difference.

Now here's the good part - even if you're not from China, you can still use and enjoy YlmF. The distribution also ships with an English version, so everyone can download and try it. Which is exactly what I did.

YlmF, first impressions




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