#1 By: Rob Beschizza, February 4th, 2014 10:19
#2 By: Stefan Jones, February 4th, 2014 10:58
The Brilliant General himself was the project leader, providing on-the-spot direction to developers of this glorious tribute to the DPRK's never-ending effort to progress Juche and build socialism, prompting spontaneous demonstrations of praise for the Military First ideal and continuous marching toward the total destruction of puppet regime and unification. On the night of the revolutionary OS's first booting it is said that the stars shone so brightly that workers put in a an extra shift in the fields.
#3 By: strawbale, February 4th, 2014 11:41
Ha! and I bet this sly dog pinko commie dictator made sure that any one using this software could be kept under electronic surveillance by his secret services!
Thank god I live in a democracy!
#4 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, February 4th, 2014 11:55
I hear that, unlike Steve, when Dear Leader says "I'm willing to go thermonuclear on this." he means it.
#5 By: Tim, February 4th, 2014 12:15
The ad campaigns are a little different over there.
#6 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, February 4th, 2014 12:33
Based on the satellite imagery
I think that 'electronic surveillance' is what happens on those occasions when a secret police member is nearby(frequent) and at least one lightbulb is illuminating you (less frequent).
#7 By: leidentech, February 4th, 2014 12:35
That desktop actually looks nice - if they'd open source it I'd probably give it a try - on a virtual machine after inspecting every line of code.
If it IS open source... link please.
#8 By: Jason Andresen, February 4th, 2014 12:52
I don't think North Korea's leadership understands the concept of "open", much less "open source".
#9 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, February 4th, 2014 15:45
Software has some very unusual properties compared to physical goods; but anybody who has a background in talking about labor, surplus value, means of production, etc. could probably wrap their head around OSS with fairly modest modification.
#10 By: Dioptase, February 4th, 2014 17:08
mutter mutter walled garden mutter mutter
#11 By: Tim, February 4th, 2014 17:10
Unfortunately in this case the nicest gardens are all on the other side of the wall. And by "wall" I mean "DMZ."
#12 By: Marja Erwin, February 4th, 2014 17:52
Nice wide scrollbars too. Might be more accessible than most desktops.
#13 By: pjcamp, February 4th, 2014 21:49
Well, if the Reality Distortion Field had to go somewhere . . . .
#14 By: Engineer, February 4th, 2014 22:43
The DMZ might be why North Korea is in the Apple world since South Korea is using Microsoft's Kinect to monitor it. http://kotaku.com/microsofts-kinect-is-now-guarding-the-korean-border-1514792443
#15 By: redesigned, February 4th, 2014 23:40
Apparently all 4 of North Korea's computer users really like the new OS.
#16 By: fuzzyfuzzyfungus, February 4th, 2014 23:49
After the 5th was fed to hundreds of starving dogs, you bet they liked it. A lot. Loudly.
#17 By: redesigned, February 5th, 2014 03:02
#18 By: Sasha_Shepherd, February 5th, 2014 06:44
To be fair, this map indicates that N. Korea has few street lamps. I don't think electric lights inside homes, much less any sort of electronics, would show up on it one way or the other.
#19 By: Rob Beschizza, February 9th, 2014 10:19
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