Unity Operating System

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Unified Operating System
UOS desktop screenshot
DeveloperUnionTech (Tongxin)
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Initial release14 January 2020 (2020-01-14)
Marketing targetDesktop, Server
Platformsx86-64, Sunway, MIPS64, ARM64
Kernel typeMonolithic
Official websitewww.chinauos.com

Unity Operating System (also known as Unified Operating System or UOS, Chinese: 统一操作系统) is a Chinese Linux distribution developed by UnionTech (Chinese: 统信软件, Tǒngxìn) based on Deepin, which is based on Debian. It is used in China as part of a government initiative beginning in 2019 to replace foreign-made software such as Microsoft Windows with domestic products.


Three versions are currently under development, a desktop for regular users (Deepin), another for enterprises (UOS) and a server version (UOS). A first beta version was released in December 2019 and can be downloaded from the official website. A first stable version was released on 14 January 2020.


The operating system is primarily aimed at the Chinese market and is intended to replace Microsoft Windows in the country by 2022, also known as "3-5-2 policy". So far, the focus has therefore been primarily on in house hardware such as that from the semiconductor company Zhaoxin. The whole KX-6000 series is already supported by the desktop version as well as the KH-30000 series for server version.

It was reported on July 23, 2022 that the operating system could support HarmonyOS app file format, hap .app.

Broad support is planned, so platforms such as Loongson, Sunway or ARM are also to be supported.

See also


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