Red Star OS (Linux from DPRK) – Overview

Red Star OS (Linux from DPRK) – Overview


Hello, comrades! Today, I will give you an overview of the operating system “Pulkeun Byeol” (《붉은별》). That is Korean for “Red Star”. So, we have installed it on a virtual machine. This is the starting screen. It takes some time to start up. Welcome to this system Next. Something about SDA. I don’t quite understand the text, so let’s click on “Yes”. Proceed. This is disk partition selection, so EXT3 and this is probably normal. Ethernet and such things. I don’t think we need it. Set the admin password. So let’s type some password. It is asking to press “Next”, so let’s do that. I don’t quite understand the text, but at least it is installing. If anyone knows this, please say the text in the comments. Something about files and pictures and music and CDs. For information, this doesn’t always take to start this long. It is just that this is installing now. Here it takes longer to start it, but it’s like that for any Linux system. This is a Linux-based system, by the way. Ha, yes, even written that based in Linux. Installation is finished. So, now it is starting. You see, you can select language, you can switch it to– (Hello? Do you notice me? What is with my keyboard?) (Ha, yes, I pressed the wrong key.) You can apparently switch language to English. But who needs English anyway? Proceed with the Korean language. F1 is help about the different options. I don’t need help. So, now I have a root account. Entering the password. So, it couldn’t connect to Ethernet because I don’t have Ethernet cable, but whatever. You see, the interface really reminds of Windows XP. Notice, the trash can is called 《회수통》. In South Korea, that would be 《휴치통》. Or something like that, please correct my pronounciation if I pronounced it wrong. So, the menu. Familiar from Windows XP. The programs. We have a browser, we have games, let’s try the games. So, we have the “mine seeker” game. Let’s play for some time. — OK, [that was] some time. But you know this game. Then, we have… this game. I don’t yet understand how, exactly, to play it. But appears to be something with clicking these colourful balls. OK, let’s enter some name. “Whatever”. Notice, the keyboard is English by default. Then, the third game in that category is… this game. It is also included in the KDE games collection, I think. So, it’s not their own game. You have to assemble these molecules. Like this. Tells me that I finished in — I think — 1 minute and 30 seconds, I’m not sure. Name. I don’t want to enter my name, so [I enter] “whatever”. Let’s pretend that that’s my name. I don’t think they have this game on Windows, so interesting collection. Then, we have a card game. I have no idea how to play card games, so, sorry, I can’t show you this more detailedly. You can install it and figure out on your own or something. Let’s open the browser. We don’t have internet, because I don’t have Ethernet cable and it appears not to connect to internet automatically. So, it will not have a purpose, but let’s just show it. The documentation. You see: /usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html So, typical Linux path. Apparently developed by the osandok.inf.kp But if you try to click on that link it can’t be read because we don’t have internet. Naenara Search Engine. OK. It asks whether to close both tabs. Yes, close both tabs. So, then we have… a painting program. (I have no idea what to draw.) But you see, it’s possible to just do lines and erase them and such. And you can select colours. And you can select this. A different drawing line. And then you can erase it. You probably could also save it, but I have no idea what to draw. So discard it. Then, we have… I have to admit — I don’t know what this one is. But something with files, apparently. Then, we have a PDF file opener and… a scanner, I think? At least something is not selected, so it doesn’t open when something is not selected. So probably really a scanner. By the way, note how it shows the year. Juche 108, and only then 2019 The date is correct, the time is in UTC+0 timezone for whatever reason. Then, we have a screen magnifier. Yes. By the way, notice how the letter ㅌ is written. So, in South Korea the 3 lines are connected and here there is 2 connected lines and one line above them. 《나의 콤퓨터》, “My Computer”. I can look at my home, and desktop. Reminds me of the Windows file manager a bit. 《나의 음악》, so “My Music”. Yes, we already have some music here. Then, “My Computer” [section clicked]. You have the opportunity to use a CD. No CD [inserted right now]. And you see, typical Linux file arrangement. “Users”. “Remote”. “Trash”. “Printing”. “Settings”. You have settings, you can change… the windows appearance, appearance of the windows. For example like this. Or like this. Let’s actually do it like this. Even more reminds me of [Windows] XP, and I like it. But it is a Linux system, totally different from XP, only the look like it. I think these are the settings of the display, I’m not sure. Also not sure. Then, we can create another user or change our own picture. I don’t want another user because I’m not planning on really using this system. But let’s change our profile picture. You see, many suggestions. So, let’s for example try the penguin. I like penguins. That’s funny. I don’t know whether that’s their own work or whether they copied it somewhere. But I like it. Then, the fonts, the activity of the system. You know, like Windows Task Manager, really reminds of it. Well, the system is a bit outdated, is from 2009. They have a newer version now. But this one really reminds of XP. “Accessibility Settings”. Keyboard, for example, keys delay or something. “Weather and time”. I can set it, for example, to UTC+2 timezone. So, like this. And so on. Then, let’s try some more programs. Let’s look at this. Yes, it is a calculator. Just calculated the root of 2. Appears to be OK. Let’s try dividing by 0. [Result is] inf. Ah, this is the documentation. I already was there. So, we have a recorder and a music player. (For whatever reason I don’t see a text editor. Why?) But there is more software, it just appears to be on a separate disk, so I haven’t installed it yet. Maybe [I’ll make] another video with more of the software. Maybe this one? Ah, yes, this looks like a text editor. So, I can write English text. “hello world” Oh, sorry. [technical interruption by VM software] I can write Korean text. So, you see, I can. And then I can save it. [Let’s save it] on the desktop, as “textfile.txt”. I hope this was somehow informative for you. Now, I’m going to shut down the system. Maybe I’ll make another video about the software somewhen. Anyone who ever was on Windows XP will be familiar with this window. You saw the letters — [they are] like on many Linux systems. Something is finishing, I’m not sure what. OK, thanks for your attention. And thanks to the developers of this system for their efforts in programming and translation. Goodbye.