Last Updated on: 4th May 2022, 08:06 pm

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Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: StartOS
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 6.0 beta | July 4, 2013

StartOS (previously: Ylmf OS) – a Chinese, free and open source Linux distribution, developed by the YLMF Computer Technology Co., Ltd., a computer software company based in Dongguan, Guangdong, China.

It features pre-installed commonly used set of software. The operating system has characteristics of fast running speed, safe and stable, beautiful interface, simple and bright operation, etc. StartOS uses a brand-new package management and a brand-new operation interface. It is a desktop operating system that is easy to use, safe, stable, easy to expand, and more in line with Chinese operating habits. The security and stability of the Linux system is a well-known thing, and StartOS will stick to its own characteristics in the direction of ease of use.

The first version of Ylmf OS 1.0 was based on Fedora 11.
Version from 1.15 to 3.0 were based on Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS.
Version 4.0 was based on Xiange Linux.
Started from version 5.0 beta changed its name to StartOS, and is an independent developed OS.


StartOS 5.1 i686 996MB.iso
md5sum: a5ab2d1f40a3a525d5f3caea8ca01eaf

StartOS 6.0 beta GNOME x86_64 1.0GB.iso
md5sum: f6927e786350d2d6d0b151bbef0afc57

StartOS 6.0 beta KDE x86_64 1.1GB.iso
md5sum: 7b3124381e05a09ff916fd1a1c2d8741


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